"KEEPING AN EYE ON DIABETES’ COMPLICATIONS"

Laser Vision Specialists serving Toms River, Brick, Barnegat & Manalapan Township, New Jersey

With diabetes at epidemic proportions in the United States, this disease has emerged as the biggest threat to the eyesight of working-age Americans. While much attention is (correctly) directed at the havoc that erratic blood glucose levels have upon the blood vessels in the retina (diabetic retinopathy), there are also other potential problems. For instance, diabetics are 40% more likely to suffer from glaucoma than non-diabetics. This risk increases with age. In addition, diabetics are 60% more likely to develop cataracts. This clouding of the eye lens also occurs at earlier ages and progresses faster among people with diabetes. Because all of these complications can be either successfully treated or managed with early detection, regular comprehensive eye exams are mandatory.
November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in the United States. Your eyesight is a precious possession and should be protected with periodic professional eye examinations.