Have you ever wondered what those numbers on your eyeglass prescription actually mean? Although reading an eye chart is a fairly simple test, it provides a very accurate way to measure your visual ...View Article
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Posted on 11-20-2017
At Spectrum Eye Physicians, we are committed to delivering the highest quality of care and superior service to our patients. If you have a vision problem such as diabetic retinopathy, we want to help you correct it as soon as possible. Call or come see us today to get your vision back on track and protect it for life.
Wondering exactly what diabetic retinopathy is? Our San Jose ophthalmologist can explain. When you have diabetes, it causes the blood vessels in the eyes to get weak. Over time, they may burst and fluid leaks into the eye. This causes blurry vision, and over time can lead to complete blindness. If we determine this is what’s affecting your vision, a San Jose ophthalmologist can help.
One of the most troubling aspects of diabetic retinopathy is that it does not hurt or cause any other distinct symptoms. Your vision just gets a little bit worse over time, unless often it is too late to prevent or ameliorate symptoms. That’s why it’s so important to see an optometrist as soon as you suspect a problem and to get regular vision screenings.
While there’s no cure or reversal of diabetic retinopathy, laser surgery can be very effective at preventing the symptoms from worsening. Other surgeries, such as removing the vitreous gel, can also help if your vision is not too far gone. Prevention is also important for diabetics: control your blood sugar and pressure, and see an optometrist or ophthalmologist for assessment regularly.
Here at Spectrum Eye Physicians, our highest aim is to give you the comprehensive services you need to see as well as possible. We offer comprehensive exams as well as exacting, delicate and ground-breaking surgical procedures. We have four Bay Area locations, so you can find a clinic in your area. We accept more than 1000 health insurance and vision plans in addition to Medicare, so get in touch today.
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