If you have diabetes, regular visits to your eye doctor for vision exams are important to avoid serious visual problems. High blood sugar increases the risk of negative retinopathy inside the eyes. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20 to 74 and everyone can be at risk.

If you are experiencing a diabetic crisis, do not buy a new pair of glasses as soon as you notice you have blurred vision. It is most likely caused by changes to your natural lens anatomy due to high blood sugar levels. High blood sugar in diabetes makes the lens fiber layers of the eye swell, which then changes your ability to see. To correct this kind of eye problem, you need to get your blood sugar back into the normal target range (70-130 milligrams per deciliter or mg/dL fasting). It may take as long as three months for your vision to fully return to a more normal state.

Remember blurred vision can also signify and implicate many other kinds of ocular health illnesses.

People with diabetes may develop early development of cataracts, glaucoma, and abnormal retinopathy.

Prevention of Diabetes

Too much glucose in the blood for a long time can cause diabetes problems. This high blood glucose, can damage many parts of the body, such as the heart, blood vessels, eyes, and kidneys. Heart and blood vessel disease can lead to myocardial infarctions and serious strokes.

Tips to prevent diabetes risk factors

  • Control your blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Have an eye physician examine your eyes once a year.