AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care is a trusted eye care center with decades of experience working with patients of all ages. Our practice is patient-oriented, and as part of our services, we aim to teach patients about the best way to take of their eyes. Today, we will discuss diabetic eye care and how to prevent eye problems if you have diabetes.
Tips on Taking Care of Your Eyes
The most important thing you need to do is to control your blood glucose daily. Keeping your blood glucose at a normal level will prevent eye problems. Work with your diabetes care team to keep your A1C in your target range. You should also avoid extreme and frequent blood glucose highs and lows, even if your A1C is fine. You can control your blood glucose by observing a healthy diet. Follow your doctor and your dietitian’s recommendations.
Exercise will also help. Performing aerobic exercises can improve your vascular function. If you are diagnosed with a detached retina, proliferative retinopathy or other eye problems, however, your eye doctor may advise against certain exercises. Follow good eye habits as well—wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV light exposure and take a multivitamin that contains zinc, beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E.
How We Can Help You
AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care can provide diabetic eye care. Our eye doctors have the experience, knowledge and technology to assist diabetic patients of all ages. We are qualified to recognize the signs of diabetic retinopathy. Visit us for an exam as soon as possible if you experience the following symptoms: pressure in the eyes, double vision, problems with seeing objects at the side, blurry vision and trouble reading books or signs.
AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care provides routine eye exams and treatment for eye conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration. We can also prescribe high-quality contact lenses and eyeglasses. Our optometrists have over 30 years of experience and we strive to make our patients comfortable and relaxed in our clinic. Call us at (757) 772-0086 to request an appointment. We serve patients in Virginia Beach, VA, and nearby areas.