Diabetic Eye Disease Treatment with our Tampa Optometrist
Did you know that November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month? The specialists at Visionary Eye Care near Tampa would love to help you become more aware of diabetic eye disease. Keep reading to learn more about this special month.
What is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month?
Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month is a month dedicated to getting more people aware of the effects of diabetes on the eyes and to urge people with diabetes to get their eyes checked so that they get treatment for their eye disease. The month set aside for Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month is November.
The main reason people become blind as adults is diabetes, according to Prevent Blindness America. Older adults, Alaska Natives, African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Hispanics are more likely to develop diabetic eye disease.
How Can Diabetic Eye Disease be Treated?
Diabetic eye disease, also known as diabetic retinopathy, is treatable. Getting a comprehensive eye exam yearly can help an optometrist detect and treat diabetic eye disease early before it can do too much damage to your eyes. Your eyes can be checked to see if they have an abnormal amount of swelling in the blood vessels in the eyes. Counting on how serious your diabetic retinopathy is, our optometry team may recommend laser treatments, also called photocoagulation, which can help close off blood vessels that are leaking.
What You can do About It
Make an appointment with us at your earliest convenience so that we can check your eyes for diabetic eye disease. Once we examine your eyes, we can then diagnose and treat your eyes before more damage is done. Please contact us if you have any questions about diabetic eye disease.
Call Our Tampa Optometrist Today!
Make an appointment as soon as you can so that we can check you for diabetic eye disease. You can visit us at Visionary Eye Care, 17655 Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz, FL 33558. We are located close to Tampa as well. You can also make an appointment over the phone by calling (813) 425-9596.