Diabetic Eye Exams in Northwest Indiana

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Protecting Your Eyes
from Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases

Your eyes share an intricate link with your overall health, and certain health conditions—like diabetes—can also affect your eye health over time. Diabetes can increase the risk of developing several types of eye diseases, but we’re here to help.

Our dedicated team of eye care professionals in Northwest Indiana provides comprehensive eye exams to monitor and detect any potential eye complications associated with diabetes.

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How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes

When you have diabetes, it’s essential to prioritize your eye health. Fluctuating blood sugar levels can affect the small blood vessels in the retina, increasing the risk of developing an eye disease and experiencing vision concerns. 

By undergoing regular diabetic eye exams, we can identify and manage any eye conditions early, helping preserve your vision and overall eye health.

Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases

Diabetes can impact various parts of your eyes, but specifically the retina—where numerous sensitive blood vessels can be affected by fluctuating blood sugar. If these complications are left to develop, they may cause permanent vision loss.

During an eye exam, we use technologies like ocular coherence tomography (OCT) to observe your retina’s health and diagnose potential concerns as soon as possible.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition where high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in the retina. Over time, these blood vessels can leak, leading to vision loss if left untreated. 

Regular eye exams are crucial in detecting and managing diabetic retinopathy. Our experienced optometrists use modern diagnostic techniques to assess the severity of the condition and develop personalized treatment plans to help preserve your vision.

Diabetic macular edema occurs when fluid leaks into the macula, the central part of the retina responsible for central, sharp vision. 

This condition can cause blurred vision and, if left untreated, could lead to permanent vision loss. 

People with diabetes have a higher risk of developing cataracts, which cause clouding of the eye’s natural lens. 

Cataracts can impair vision and may require surgery for correction. Our team at Moses Eyecare offers a variety of treatment options to help restore clear vision and support your vision quality.

Diabetes increases the risk of open-angle glaucoma, which damages the optic nerve and results in gradual vision loss. Regular eye exams help in the early detection and management of this condition. 

Our team utilizes modern diagnostic tools such as optic nerve imaging and visual field testing to detect signs of glaucoma. We develop personalized treatment plans that may include medication, laser therapy, or surgery to help preserve your vision and prevent further disease progression.

Diabetes-Related Medications
& Lifestyle Management

In addition to regular diabetic eye exams, proper management of diabetes through medications and lifestyle choices is crucial for maintaining overall eye health. 

Our team at Moses Eyecare emphasizes the importance of comprehensive diabetes-focused eye health checks to minimize the risk of eye complications, but you can help minimize the risk of these concerns by monitoring and managing your overall health and speaking to your physician.

Taking Your Prescribed Medications

Diabetes medications, such as insulin and oral hypoglycemic agents, help regulate blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetic eye diseases. 

It’s essential to adhere to the prescribed medication regimen and work closely with your primary care physician or endocrinologist to achieve optimal blood sugar control.

Alongside medication, adopting a healthy lifestyle can positively affect eye health. Maintaining a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can help control blood sugar levels. 

Regular exercise, such as brisk walking or cycling, can also improve circulation and promote healthy eye blood vessels.

Additionally, it’s essential to manage other risk factors associated with diabetes, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. 

Regular monitoring and treatment of these conditions can help reduce the risk of diabetic eye complications.

Get Help Today

Don’t wait to address your eye health concerns. If you have diabetes or suspect you may be at risk, book a diabetic eye exam with our experienced team at Moses Eyecare

Our optometrists will perform a comprehensive evaluation, including checking for diabetic eye diseases, measuring your visual acuity, and examining the health of your eyes. Based on the findings, we can recommend appropriate treatment or management strategies tailored to your specific needs.

Your vision is our priority. Contact us today to book your diabetic eye exam and take proactive steps to preserve your eye health. With our expertise, modern technology, and compassionate care, we are committed to helping you maintain clear vision and optimal eye health throughout your life journey with diabetes.

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Merrillville

  • 70 E. 68th Place
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • * Monday : 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ** Tuesday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Wednesday : 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ** Thursday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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  • 701 W 5th Ave
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Monday: Closed
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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  • 630 N. Front St.
  • Hebron, IN 46341
  • * Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • ** Thursday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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  • 117 Deanna Dr.
  • Lowell, IN 46356
  • * Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday (Lunch 1-2): 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • ** Wednesday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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  • 1861 E. Summit St.
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • ** Monday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ** Thursday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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  • 130 S. Broad Street
  • Griffith, IN 46319
  • * Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ** Tuesday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • ** Wednesday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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Glen Park

  • 3229 Broadway
  • Gary, IN 46409
  • * Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: Closed

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  • 115 Lincolnway
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • ** Monday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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  • 7974 Wicker Ave.
  • St. John, IN 46373
  • Monday: Closed
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ** Wednesday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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  • 7414 Indianapolis Blvd.
  • Hammond , IN 46324
  • * Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ** Thursday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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  • 10707 Randolph St.
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • ** Monday: 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • * Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • ** Thursday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • * Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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