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A diabetic eye exam at EyeCare Associates of San Bernardino will help you to avoid the complications and effects that diabetes can cause your eyes. Diabetic retinopathy is a disease that can occur in anyone with either type one or type two diabetes. The longer you are diabetic, the more prone you are to being affected by it. A yearly diabetic eye exam with our Fontana eye doctor will allow early detection of any signs that diabetic retinopathy may be present. And early detection typically yields the most positive results with any disease.

92410 Diabetic Eye Disease

92410 Diabetic Eye Disease

You cannot simply just wait until you notice symptoms and then seek treatment, because diabetic retinopathy often shows no obvious symptoms until it has advanced and become more potentially dangerous to your vision. That is simply not a risk you should be willing to accept. Everyone should have a yearly eye exam, but the need for diabetics is greater. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar leads to damage in your eyes’ blood vessels. If not addressed in a timely fashion, diabetic retinopathy can lead to vision loss, glaucoma, and in extreme circumstances it can even cause death. Our Fontana eye doctor does not mean to alarm you, but it is essential to drive home the importance of staying on top of your eye health when you are managing diabetes.

In between yearly exams, or more frequently if our Fontana eye doctor determines that your eyes should be monitored sooner, there are some symptoms that you should be aware of. They are not always present, but if they are, you should call us and schedule an appointment as soon as you can. Signs to notice are blurred vision, problems perceiving colors, seeing floaters (spots in front of your eyes), and any vision loss. None of these symptoms ensures that you are suffering from diabetic retinopathy, but they should not be ignored.

Diabetes can cause various complications in those are not confined to your eyes, of course. Besides regular diabetic eye exams, following your primary doctor’s guidance on diet, medication, and lifestyle is key to keeping your blood sugar regulated. Our Fontana eye doctor wants you to enjoy the highest level of heath possible and to make sure that diabetic retinopathy does not cause your eyes to be compromised.

Diabetic Eye Exams Fontana
222 North G. Street, Suite 1
San Bernardino, CA 92410
(909) 963-1420

Fontana Eye Doctor

Fontana Eye Doctor

At Eye Care Associates of San Bernardino, near Fontana, California, we offer a variety of contact lens options to our patients who are considering this form of vision correction. We pride ourselves on the ability to fit contact lenses for a vast majority of our patients, even those with astigmatism and presbyopia. At our Fontana optometry practice, we offer full-service contact lens care, including a thorough eye examination and fitting where our eye doctors will evaluate whether you can safely wear contact lenses, a discussion on what type and brand of contact lenses work best for you, an explanation on proper wear and care for your lenses, and all necessary follow-up office visits. For complete contact lens care, visit Eye Care Associates of San Bernardino near Fontana today!

At Eye Care Associates of San Bernardino near Fontana, we offer several types of contact lenses, including rigid gas-permeable lenses, daily disposable soft lenses, extended-wear disposable lenses, and daily wear soft contact lenses. Though our Fontana opticians will suggest a type and brand of contact lenses that are most appropriate for you, it is important that you know about the advantages and disadvantages of each type of contact lens.

Rigid gas-permeable lenses are available in daily wear or extended wear. These lenses provide excellent vision correction and are the best choice for patients with astigmatism. They are easy to care for and durable lenses, but they have a longer adaptation period than soft lenses. Our Fontana eye doctors may suggest that a patient begin with soft contact lenses and then move to RGP lenses. Additionally, these lenses are less suited for sports.

Daily disposable lenses are made up of a soft and flexible plastic that allows great flow of oxygen to the eye. These soft lenses provide excellent comfort because you’re using a new, fresh lens every single day, meaning there is no lens care needed. Daily disposables are great for people who are active and constantly on the go, but these lenses cannot correct all vision problems.

Extended wear disposable lenses can be worn up to thirty days! Made up of silicone, these lenses can stay in your eyes at night, so you can wake up and see! With little to no cleaning necessary, these extended wear contact lenses are excellent for active lifestyles. The only great disadvantage of these contacts is that you are at risk for eye infection if you do not follow all wearing instructions.

Daily wear soft contact lenses are a combination of daily disposables and extended wear. These lenses are replaced on a planned schedule, usually every two weeks or monthly. They require nightly storage, cleaning, and disinfecting, which runs a higher risk for eye infections. However, these lenses correct most prescriptions and eye problems and they are available in tints that can change your eye color!

Whichever contact lenses you choose, be sure to visit Eye Care Associates of San Bernardino near Fontana for a complete contact lens examination with our talented optometrists and opticians.

Fontana Contact Lens Care
222 North G. Street, Suite 1
San Bernardino, CA 92410
(909) 963-1420