Diabetes and the Eye

Diabetes

One of the benefits of having a regular eye exam is that your eye doctor can detect any changes in the blood vessels at the back of your eyes, which could be indicative of diabetes. At Astorino Eye Center we are proud to have both an optometrist and ophthalmologist working together to take care of your eyes.

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US. It consumes four of every health care dollars and impacts over 100 million Americans. Campaigns to address diet, activity and lifestyle choices have minimal impact. While many people live unaware they have the condition, others deal with the shame and blame associated with Type 2 diabetes.

It’s especially crucial for people with diabetes to get their eyes examined regularly, as they can develop diabetic retinopathy, a condition where the blood vessels in your retina become damaged.

If you haven’t had an eye exam in the past year, give us a call and we’ll take care of the rest! 949-645-2250

Author
David Greening David Greening, ABOC, BS(HONS) Ophth. Dispensing David is our resident optician, and has been in optics since 2002. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing in Kent, England (2014). He has extensive experience, having managed his own practice for many years prior to arriving at Astorino & Associates Eye Center. He is a licensed American optician (ABOC) and is well-recognized for his quality of service, attention to detail, and patient care.

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