Diabetic Eye Care Leesport, PA

If you’re looking for an eye doctor who specializes in diabetic eye care, you’ll want to search for an ophthalmologist who has experience and expertise in diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye care for Leesport PA is at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania in nearby Blandon. Our healthcare professionals are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage various eye conditions, including those related to diabetes.

Finding a doctor

When selecting a diabetic eye doctor, it’s important to consider their qualifications, experience, and patient reviews. Additionally, verify if they accept your insurance and make sure to schedule regular eye exams as recommended by your healthcare provider to monitor your eye health.

We have lots of happy patients, and you likely have a family member or friend who comes to us for eye care. Ask for a referral. You can also consult your primary care physician or endocrinologist to recommend a reputable diabetic eye specialist. We frequently work with a patient’s other physicians, so ask your other doctors who they would recommend for diabetic eye care. If you go to a diabetic clinic or center, they too can provide referrals to specialized eye doctors. Another great way to get a referral is to contact a professional organization like the American Academy of Ophthalmology or the American Optometric Association. They often have directories of member doctors and can assist in finding diabetic eye specialists.

What is diabetic retinopathy?

For people who have diabetes, many will have the eye condition known as diabetic retinopathy. The high blood sugar levels characteristic of diabetes can affect the blood vessels in the retina. These high sugar levels cause blood vessel damage in the retinal area, located in the back of the eye that is sensitive to light.

In the early stage of diabetic retinopathy, the blood vessels swell and begin leaking. You may not have symptoms at this stage, and may not experience any vision issues.

In the later stage, blood vessels can break and bleed into the fluid portion of the eyeball, and vision loss can occur.

Will diabetes cause vision symptoms?

Diabetes can cause vision symptoms, and the longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to develop the symptoms associated with diabetic retinopathy. As the condition progresses, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Seeing dark spots, blank spots or floaters
  • Eye pain or pressure
  • Seeing halos or flashes of light

Come see us

Regular eye exams are important if you have diabetes. Many people have pre-diabetes and don’t even know it. In fact, eye doctors are quite often the first to see the signs of eye damage that is caused by diabetes. This is why it is so important to have aneye exam at least every year, and maybe more frequently if you have diabetes. Come in for the best diabetic eye care for Leesport PA. Our Blandon office team at Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania is ready for you to be our next new patient. Give us a call to schedule your appointment.

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