Stay on TRACK to Prevent Vision Loss
Diabetic eye disease is often asymptomatic in its early stages. This is why it is so very important for diabetics to take special care of their eyes. This Diabetic Eye Disease Month, our San Diego retina specialists encourage you to stay on TRACK of your diabetes to help prevent irreversible vision loss and to help improve the overall quality of your life.
TRACK was developed by the National Institutes of Health and is designed to highlight the most important aspects of managing diabetes:
- T – Take all medications prescribed by your doctor
- R – Reach and maintain a healthy weight
- A – Add more physical activity to your daily routine
- C – Control your ABCs (A1C, blood pressure, cholesterol levels)
- K – Kick the smoking habit
Adding to these suggestions a “V” for annual vision screenings to help prevent vision loss associated with diabetes. Our San Diego diabetic eye disease specialists can help you develop strategies during your yearly visits that further protect your eyes and ensure clear vision well into the future.
Diabetic eye disease may be asymptomatic in early stages, but vision problems are often swift to progress once they begin. Symptoms of diabetic eye disease may include:
- Blurry or double vision
- Blind spots
- Flashers and floaters
- Eye pain or pressure
- Eye redness
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important that you get in touch with our San Diego retina doctors right away. Treatment is possible, but vision loss is permanent once it occurs, making it best to contact us at the first sign of problems. We offer a range of treatment options for diabetic eye disease. We will help you find the most suitable option during your treatment consultation.
To schedule a consultation with one of our San Diego ophthalmologists, please contact California Retina Associates today. We have offices in Chula Vista and El Centro for your convenience.