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Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy from our Optometrist in Culpeper and King George

Here at Eye Care of Virginia in King George and Culpeper, VA we see a lot of patients who are dealing with health conditions and vision loss. For many, diabetic retinopathy is a major reason for the decline in vision for diabetics. If you are seeking a diabetic eye disease diagnosis, get help today by scheduling an appointment for an eye exam in Culpeper and King George. If diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, we can help refer you to a specialist for treatment to slow the progression and help protect your vision. 

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Our Culpeper & King George Optometrist Can Diagnose Diabetic Eye Disease

Diagnosing eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, starts by getting a comprehensive vision exam from your optometrist in Culpeper and King George. This gives us the information we need to create a personalized care plan for your eye disease. If you aren't sure if you have diabetic retinopathy or not, here are the most common signs to look for:

  • Blurry vision unexplained by other vision issues
  • Flashers or floaters in your field of vision
  • An inability to see at night
  • Poor color vision
  • Low vision 

These symptoms will also be accompanied by a diabetic diagnosis by your optometrist. Please note that not everyone who has diabetes will experience diabetic retinopathy, but it is a possibility for those with this medical condition. By having diabetes you simply run a greater risk of contracting this eye disease, which if left untreated can lead to blindness.

Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy 

The best way to deal with diabetic retinopathy is through a professional diagnosis. After you have visited Dr. Press at Eye Care of Virginia you will be given a professional diagnosis and care plan. This will give Dr. Press a way to determine to what degree you are suffering from diabetic retinopathy. In order to combat this condition, it is important to keep up with a regularly scheduled eye exams. Dr. Press is then able to notice any impressive changes in your eye condition as related to diabetic eye disease. Even if your diabetes improves or is under control, you should still continue with your regularly scheduled eye exams and vision appointments at Eye Care of Virginia.

Seeking an Optometrist in Culpeper and King George, VA

Thank you for considering Eye Care Of Virginia in King George as your top choice for diabetic retinopathy. We want to help you make the most of your vision by reducing the chances that eye disease due to diabetes has an adverse effect on your vision health. Our goal is to provide you with the highest standard of eye care for Culpeper and King George, VA residents. Contact our office today to schedule an eye appointment with Dr. Press at Eye Care of Virginia. We look forward to meeting you!