Obtain Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy in Charlotte and Wilmington, NC
Diabetic retinopathy is a direct diabetes complication that affects the retina of the eye and can lead to vision loss if left untreated. We provide comprehensive low vision evaluations in Wilmington, NC for patients struggling with vision due to diabetic retinopathy.
Signs of Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy does not usually bring about suddenly noticeable problems with your vision but can in some instances. Most symptoms of diabetic retinopathy can show up gradually and may include:
- Floaters or odd shapes in your field of vision
- Blurred points in your visual field
- Pain or redness of the eyes
- Visual capabilities that seem to be gradually worsening
In the most severe cases, diabetic retinopathy can lead to sudden changes in vision due to significant changes in blood vessels.
How We Can Help
Once you have undergone a comprehensive low vision evaluation, we discuss what options may be available to help you retain or potentially regain some of your visual capabilities. We offer low vision aids, such as telescopic lenses and implanted visual devices, but we can also help you through low vision rehabilitation in some cases. Low vision rehabilitation may be useful if you are in the earlier stages of diabetic retinopathy. However, even patients in end stages of diabetic retinopathy may be good candidates for specific visual aids.
Obtain a Low Vision Evaluation in Charlotte, NC
Whether you suspect diabetic retinopathy is affecting your vision or you have already been diagnosed, low vision rehabilitation in Charlotte, NC is a good step to take. At the office of Dr. Edward Paul, OD, PhD, we offer a three-step low vision evaluation to determine how we can help you see better. Reach out to us today to schedule your appointment.