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Diabetic Eye Exams in Arkansas

At Family Eye Clinic, we prioritize your vision and eye health. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or you are pre-diabetic, an annual eye exam is nothing to miss. It could help you protect your vision. Set up an appointment with our optometrist at Family Eye Care to determine how healthy your eyes are. We provide diabetic eye exams for those in Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Sherwood, AR. 

Diabetic Retinopathy

When to Get a Diabetic Eye Exam

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition common in people who have diabetes, especially if your A1C is not controlled. For many, there are no outward symptoms of this condition – you may not feel anything or notice changes in your vision. What you may experience, though, is damage to the optic nerve that, over time, can lead to vision loss. The only way to know if you are at risk for this condition is with a diabetic eye exam on a consistent basis.

What our Optometrist is Looking for in Your Eye Exam

When you come in to see our optometrist for a vision and eye exam, we look at the structure of your eyes, the health of the optic nerve (which sends messages from the eye to the brain), and your vision quality. People who are diabetic are at an increased risk for numerous eye conditions.

That includes glaucoma, a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve, which cannot be improved. Over time, this can lead to blindness if it is not caught early enough and treated. You are also at a higher risk for developing cataracts, a condition that causes a haze over your vision. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious eye care need as well. If you have blurry vision or headaches, this could be an early sign that you need treatment.

Set Up an Appointment for Eye Care with an Optometrist Near You

Our optometrists at Family Eye Clinic are ready to help you. As an eye doctor near you in Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Sherwood, we can help you with a comprehensive eye exam. Once we take a look at your eye health, we can then offer eye care best suited for your vision and overall health. If you have a condition like diabetic retinopathy or other symptoms of damage from diabetes, we can work with your doctor to protect your vision.