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Taking care of your eyes

Taking care of your eyes

Tips for eye care

Diabetes can affect your eyes and vision. Here are some tips to help prevent any possible issues:

  • Monitor your blood glucose level and keep it as near normal as safely possible.
  • Work with your doctor to bring your blood pressure under control.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Get regular eye tests at least once a year, even if your vision seems okay.
  • See an eye care professional if you experience any of the following
    • Blurred or double vision, or any vision changes
    • Trouble reading signs or books
    • Pain or pressure in one or both of eyes
    • Eye redness that doesn’t go away
    • Seeing dark or moving spots, rings around lights or flashing lights
    • Inability to see things on your side (loss of peripheral vision)
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