Diabetes & Your Eyes
Diabetes is a disease that impacts the production of insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas responsible for regulating your body’s blood sugar levels.
If you have diabetes, your body either does not make insulin or doesn’t use it properly. This means too much sugar stays in the bloodstream.
Elevated blood sugar levels for a prolonged period of time can lead to a variety of health issues. Most people are probably aware of the ways in which diabetes impacts your general health, but it is important to recognize the detrimental effects diabetes can have on your eyes and vision.
Diabetes is a leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults. To help protect your vision, comprehensive eye exams are important tools.
For people with diabetes, we recommend comprehensive eye exams at least once per year. After getting to know you and your health, we may suggest a higher frequency dependent upon your unique situation.