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Diabetes and Eye Health
  by admin on January 17th, 2018

Just as it can have an impact throughout your body, diabetes can affect your eyes and vision. This is why we and most primary care doctors recommend people who have diabetes to have a dilated eye exam once a year. When blood sugar is chronically elevated, blood cannot carry enough oxygen to the retina in the back of the eye. As a result these blood vessels can leak, the retina can swell, or new blood vessels form and permanently damage the retina. In mild cases these changes do not affect vision, but if left unchecked damage from diabetes can result in permanent vision loss. Diabetic eye exams can be billed to major medical insurance, and we always report to your primary care doctor to improve your overall health. If you have diabetes and haven't had an eye exam in over a year, please schedule one as soon as possible.

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Children's Eye Exams
  by admin on November 16th, 2017

A great question that parents ask is, when should their child have their first eye exam? While vision screenings at school and the pediatrician’s office are a good start to identify vision and eye health issues, they often miss vision problems. The American Optometric Association recommends children have an eye exam before 12 months of age, between 3 and 5 years old, and before starting school. Parents may think that their child doesn’t need to see an optometrist unless they complain of vision problems, but this can be problematic because children often don’t realize they are having issues. If a child has only ever had blurry vision, they may assume that’s the way they are supposed to see. If you haven’t already done so, call our office or click the "Make an Appointment" button on our website to schedule your son or daughter’s first eye exam.

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Diabetes and Eye Health


  by admin on January 17th, 2018

Just as it can have an impact throughout your body, diabetes can affect your eyes and vision. This is why we and most primary care doctors recommend people who have diabetes to have a dilated eye exam once a year. When blood sugar is chronically elevated, blood cannot carry enough oxygen to the retina in the back of the eye. As a result these blood vessels can leak, the retina can swell, or new blood vessels form and permanently damage the retina. In mild cases these changes do not affect vision, but if left unchecked damage from diabetes can result in permanent vision loss. Diabetic eye exams can be billed to major medical insurance, and we always report to your primary care doctor to improve your overall health. If you have diabetes and haven't had an eye exam in over a year, please schedule one as soon as possible.

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Children's Eye Exams


  by admin on November 16th, 2017

A great question that parents ask is, when should their child have their first eye exam? While vision screenings at school and the pediatrician’s office are a good start to identify vision and eye health issues, they often miss vision problems. The American Optometric Association recommends children have an eye exam before 12 months of age, between 3 and 5 years old, and before starting school. Parents may think that their child doesn’t need to see an optometrist unless they complain of vision problems, but this can be problematic because children often don’t realize they are having issues. If a child has only ever had blurry vision, they may assume that’s the way they are supposed to see. If you haven’t already done so, call our office or click the "Make an Appointment" button on our website to schedule your son or daughter’s first eye exam.

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