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Diabetic Eye Care in Vegas

Many people often forget just how important eye exams are when it comes to monitoring your health. Eye exams are just as vital as scheduling an annual physical exam or scheduling regular dental visits. Here at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, our Las Vegas eye doctors are here to monitor your eye health, screen you for any underlying conditions, and make sure your vision is always where it should be. Though we encourage everyone to set up an annual eye exam, it is imperative that those with conditions such as diabetes get their eyes and vision checked as regularly as possible.

Ocular Disease Testing Las Vegas

Ocular Disease Testing Las Vegas

Those living with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing eye conditions so it is very important to make an annual visit here with us at our Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas. The high levels of blood sugar, or glucose, directly affect the proliferation of these issues. The high levels of blood sugar can cause the lens of your eye to swell, affecting how well you see. This can only be rectified by adjusting your blood sugar, and you may need to wait several months before your eyes can see properly again. Additionally, blurred vision can be a symptom of diabetes. But cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy are the three major eye conditions that those with diabetes can develop. Cataracts are when the lens of the eyes becomes clouded. Though cataracts are common among those who do not have diabetes, those who do happen have diabetes tend to develop the condition much earlier in life.

Glaucoma is when fluid in the eye does not drain properly, leading to an increase in eye pressure. This pressure can severely damage blood vessels and nerves in the eye and cause vision problems. Those with diabetes are more likely to develop a rare form of glaucoma called neovascular glaucoma where new blood vessels grow on the iris. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness and is irreversible. The longer one has diabetes, the higher at risk they are for developing this condition. If you have diabetes, you should be sure to schedule regular appointments with our Las Vegas eye doctors for a comprehensive eye and retinal exam.

Having diabetes is difficult and dangerous. Those with diabetes are more likely to develop vision loss than those who do not. Even if you do not have diabetes, our Las Vegas eye doctors can determine if you have it or are developing it during an eye exam as well. No matter what, eye examinations are important for your health, especially if you have underlying conditions such as diabetes. Schedule your annual appointment with us here today at our Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Optometry

Las Vegas Optometry

If you have diabetes, you should know that you are at risk of developing an eye condition called diabetic retinopathy. Our Las Vegas optometrist at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas is here to inform you about the causes and symptoms about this disease so you can seek treatment if you notice them occurring to you. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition caused by an increased blood sugar level. This excess sugar can damage the small vessels that surround and provide nourishment to the part of your eye called the retina. As your retinopathy develops, the blood vessels become more and more blocked off, and can completely cut off the blood supply that your retina needs to function properly. A high blood sugar level can also damage the lenses of your eyes, making your vision unclear and blurry. When diabetic retinopathy first begins, you might not have any symptoms at all. That is why regular eye exams at our Las Vegas optometry facility are so important.

Las Vegas Diabetic Retinopathy

Las Vegas Diabetic Retinopathy

During your routine comprehensive eye exams, we can administer a full retinal exam to look for any signs of retinopathy. If the condition develops without being diagnosed early on, you may exhibit certain symptoms that can alert you that you might be developing the disease. If you are experiencing blurry vision, spots in your vision, dark areas in your vision, any sort of vision loss, or fluctuating vision, you should immediately schedule an appointment at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas so that we can determine if you have diabetic retinopathy. As soon as you have been diagnosed we will inform you about the treatment options that are available to you.

To learn more about diabetic retinopathy and the other eye conditions that our Las Vegas optometrist treats at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, we invite you to browse through our website and to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. Feel free to contact us either by telephone or online. If you are ready to schedule an appointment for an eye exam or any other vision service, please call us during our regular office hours to request your desired date and time. We look forward to your next visit.