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Annual, comprehensive eye exams are important for everybody, but they are particularly crucial to patients with diabetes. Regular eye checkups are vitally important in detecting the early stages of major disorders, especially diabetes. Diabetic patients have a higher overall risk of having blurred vision and blindness. In fact, diabetic retinopathy is the #1 cause of blindness in the U.S.
What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Diabetic retinopathy happens when high blood sugar damages the tiny blood vessels of the retina. This can lead to blood and other liquid leaking into the retina from the blood vessels. If blood sugar levels stay high, diabetic retinopathy will keep getting worse. New blood vessels grow on the reina. This may sound good, but these new blood vessels are weak. They can break open very easily, even while you are sleeping. This bleeding can also cause scar tissue to form which can lead to permanent vision loss.
When you have diabetic retinopathy, high blood pressure can make it worse. High blood pressure can cause more damage to the weakened vessels in your eye, leading to more leaking of fluid or blood and clouding more of your vision.
Most of the time, there are no symptoms of diabetic retionpathy until it starts to change your vision. When this happens, diabetic retinopathy is already severe. Fortunately there are tools available to us that assist in keeping a watch on the health of your eyes, and preventing vision loss. In a typical diabetic eye exam, the doctor will scan the retina looking for any signs of retinopathy. An exam report will also be sent to your diabetes doctor for coordination of care.
What sets VCA apart from the others?
Our new, state-of-the-art camera called the Optomap offers an ultra-wide digital view of the retina, which helps detect the small retinal hemorrhages caused by diabetes. This device captures a high-resolution, panoramic image of the back of the eye and in some cases, eliminates the need for dilation. We're always excited to provide our patients with the latest breakthroughs in preventative healthcare.
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What's in it for you?
1) Faster turnaround time when ordering glasses. We expect to get glasses back in half the time and some single vision lenses can be cut in office the same day.
2) Better quality control over each job
3) Greater convenience for patients who aren't able to go without their frame while jobs are outsourced to the lab.
“We’ve seen better quality control overall and effectively eliminated the frustrating “lab errors” we battled in the past,” said Dr. Arnold.
Dr. Franken added, “In 2014, we’re offering free lenses when purchasing an annual supply of contact lenses. The patients select any frame in our optical and we throw in single vision polycarbonate lenses for free. This will help our contact lens wearers keep their backup glasses up to date so they can seamlessly switch between glasses and contact lenses without any problems.”
Call us today to take advantage of the new VCA lens edger programs.