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Obermark Eye Health Care Advises Special Attention for Diabetics

SIKESTON, Mo., July 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diabetic patients receive special attention to their eye health reports Obermark Eye Health Care. Diabetes is a serious epidemic and is known to cause vision and eye health issues. In addition to seeing the eye doctor for glasses or contacts, it is important to have a knowledgeable eye specialist with the expertise to diagnose and treat eye conditions, including diabetic retinopathy. With the rise of individuals developing diabetes, eye health in relation to their condition is an area that is often overlooked.

Regular eye exams allow eye doctors to view changes in a patient’s eye health and administer new sight saving treatment as needed. Eye doctors can see diabetic changes in the eye before they are noticeable to the patients. Early stages of diabetic retinopathy may show no symptoms or only reveal mild vision problems. Advanced stages cause blindness. Those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can develop the condition. Likelihood of developing diabetic retinopathy is related to the length of which an individual has had diabetes and the lack of control exerted over blood sugar levels. Diabetic retinopathy symptoms include floaters, blurred vision, impaired color vision, fluctuating vision, empty or dark area in the vision and vision loss. Diabetics need to carefully manage their condition and see the eye doctor annually or more frequently as the doctor recommends.

People often choose to have an eye exam at vision centers located within mass retailers. The staff at these locations aren’t always certified to diagnose and treat eye related conditions caused by diabetes, making it crucial for those who do to see a qualified optometrist who can better serve patients with diabetes. Obermark Eye Health Care can diagnose such eye conditions as well as provide affordable glasses and contact lenses.

“Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness for working-age adults,” said Dr. Daniel R. Obermark, O.D. “Most alarming about this is diabetic retinopathy is preventable. Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care can protect against blindness. New advances such as crystalline lens auto fluorescence sensors and contact lenses that detect blood sugar levels are being developed to replace finger prick blood tests. New medication is available to stop bleeding in the eye caused by diabetes.”

Dr. Daniel R. Obermark and Dr. Cassidy D. Obermark care for adults and children in Southeast Missouri at their offices in Poplar Bluff and Sikeston. The eye doctors are board certified and trained to treat ocular diseases including cataracts, amblyopia, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration and more. Blurred vision can require more than a new prescription and timely treatment can save patients from potentially blinding conditions.

Call 573-471-1080 to schedule an eye exam with Dr. Dan Obermark or Dr. Cassidy Obermark and learn more about eye health as it relates to diabetes or visit http://obermarkeyehealthcare.com/ for more details.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetic-retinopathy/basics/definition/con-20023311

Obermark Eye Health Care, 573-471-1080

Source: Dr. Obermark Eye Health Care