Patients with diabetes are very susceptible to other health problems. Diabetes affects other parts of the body such as the eyes. Diabetic retinopathy is a disease that diabetes patients need to be checked for by a professional eye doctor at a quality University Heights optometry practice. Diabetic retinopathy can be detected through a dilated eye exam.
Our optometrists at Urban Eye Care provide eye exams that check for not only refraction errors but also for eye diseases and conditions. Diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts are among the eye diseases and conditions that can be detected during a thorough eye exam at our University Heights optometry practice. These regular eye exams are invaluable tools in maintaining good eye health by detecting and helping to prevent diseases in patients of all ages. The comprehensive eye exam typically includes but isn’t limited to: a slit lamp test, a dilated eye exam, refraction for eyeglasses and contact lenses and a glaucoma pressure testing. There are many eye diseases and conditions that present with no signs early on. The only way to detect them early is by getting a thorough eye exam done by a professional eye doctor like ours at Urban Eyes. Early detection of any issues will help reduce the risk of further harm and will allow for more treatment options. It’s very important that you get eye exams done more frequently if you have diabetes. Since every person’s specific circumstances are different, you should ask your eye doctor how often you should get your eye exams done. At Urban Eyes, we also offer many other high quality optical services. We offer contact lens exams and fittings. We have a fantastic selection of eye care products in our optical department.
If you haven’t had a recent eye exam, contact our University Heights optometry practice today. We look forward to assisting you.