Vision Source Urges Diabetics to Screen for Diabetic Retinopathy during American Diabetes Month
Vision Source Urges Local Diabetics to Screen for Diabetic Retinopathy during American Diabetes Month in November
By: Lacey Jones
November is American Diabetes Month and Vision Source optometrist Dr. Mark Lee urges patients with diabetes to schedule an annual comprehensive eye exam.
“Often there are no symptoms or pain in the early stages of the disease, which makes it important that all diabetics are monitored for diabetic retinopathy,”
Symptoms of retinopathy include seeing floaters in one’s field of vision, blurred vision, dark spots and difficulty seeing at night. Patients experiencing any of these symptoms are strongly advised to schedule an appointment with their optometrist immediately. Diabetics can do their part to prevent or slow the development of diabetic retinopathy by taking medication prescribed by their doctors and controlling blood sugar and cholesterol levels, blood pressure while maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly.
“Small leaks in the retina can happen to any person with diabetes, even someone doing a great job of managing sugar levels. These leaks can be in areas of the retina that don’t cause any vision symptoms whatsoever,”
By 2050, one in three adults in the United States could have the disease; currently, more than 25 percent of people over the age of 40 with diabetes have diabetic retinopathy1.
Vision Source at Schwartz Eye Care is located at 3016 W. Charleston Blvd, Ste. 180 in Las Vegas; 702-823-2121 http://www.visionsource-
About Vision Source
Vision Source Las Vegas is a network of optometrists that provides patients with personal care and service while offering advanced medical technology and innovative products to promote eye health. Vision Source doctors are committed to continuing education, offering patients the most innovative procedures to detect and correct eye conditions. As a group, Vision Source is dedicated to educating the community through special events and programs about eye health issues and the importance of annual eye exams. Founded in 1991, the Vision Source network includes 2,000 offices and more than 4,000 doctors in all 50 states and in Canada. Vision Source Las Vegas, started in 2003, now includes 18 optometrists at 13 locations in the Las Vegas area.
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Vision Source Las Vegas is a network of board-certified optometrists that provides patients with personal care and service while offering advanced medical technology and innovative products to promote eye health. http://www.visionsourcevegas.com.