Diabetic Eye Exam

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? Worried about the effect it may have on your eye health? Along with the effects diabetes has on your overall system, it can also have a big impact on your eye health. High blood sugar in specific can cause blurry vision, glaucoma, cataracts and a variety of other complications. A group of dangerous eye conditions known as diabetic eye diseases also exist and can include diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema (DME). Interested in scheduling your diabetic eye exam in Arizona at Philip E. Stein, OD? Contact us today. Our optometrists would be more than happy to get you on our schedule.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Patients that suffer from diabetes may experience diabetic retinopathy which affects the blood vessels in the retina of your eye. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss for patients that suffer from diabetes and can also lead to diabetic macular edema (DME) which causes the retina to actually swell.

Fortunately there is renewed hope to delay the onset of diabetic retinopathy or to slow the progression of existing retinopathy. An appropriately manufactured medical food that is highly bioavailable is noted as being efficacious for this purpose. Most preparations found on over the counter pharmacy shelves do not meet these criteria. Dr. Stein highly recommends the products manufactured by PRN Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals. Specifically, Nuretin is formulated to be beneficial for diabetics in this regard. All diabetics should be taking Nutretin as good preventive medicine. It is principally available through a doctor’s office. The link below makes it extremely easy to order Nuretin, delivered directly to your home with free shipping.


The following link is to a short, interesting, informative video on diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic Cataracts and Glaucoma

Patients that suffer from diabetes are also at higher risk for cataracts and glaucoma. A cataract causes clouding of the eye lens, disrupting proper vision. Glaucoma is actually a group of optical diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve in a patient’s eye. Patients with diabetes are not only more likely to suffer from these conditions but tend to also experience them at an earlier age.

Importance of Diabetic Eye Exams

When it comes to diabetic eye diseases, each one of them has the potential to cause vision loss and even blindness. Scheduling routine visits with your eye doctor at Philip E. Stein, OD is recommended at least once a year to monitor your condition. Along with professional eye care, we also suggest:

  • Properly taking your diabetes medications.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Implementing physical activity into your daily routine.
  • Control your blood sugar.
  • Stop tobacco use.

Schedule Your Arizona Diabetic Eye Exam

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes and would like to schedule a diabetic eye exam? Contact Philip E. Stein, OD in Arizona today! We are always accepting new patients and would be happy to monitor the effect diabetes may be having on your eyes.