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.
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.