How Diabetes Affects Eye Health, a Q & A

diabetes eye health_Downtown Eye CareIf you have diabetes, it’s important to know that this condition can have potentially serious effects on your eye health. While you may know that it’s important for everyone to undergo regular comprehensive eye exams, you may still have questions about how being diabetic could affect your eye health. Today our eye health team at Downtown Eye Care in Des Moines are going to answer your most important questions regarding diabetes and eye health, so you and your loved ones can better manage this prevalent condition. [Read more…]

I Have Normal Vision…Why is an Eye Exam Necessary?

eye exams_Downtown Eye CareIf it’s been awhile since your last eye exam, our team at Downtown Eye Care in Des Moines, IA wants to share with you why regular eye exams are necessary, even if your vision seems normal. You see, regular professional eye exams are the only way to check for a number of different eye-related health problems, including glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.

Even if you don’t have symptoms of these problems now, a board-certified ophthalmologist like Dr. Barbara Evans at Downtown Eye Care can diagnose eye-related health problems in their early stages and suggest treatments that can save your vision. We recommend that adults come in for an eye exam at least once every two years, and annually after turning 60. [Read more…]