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Signs You Might Have Diabetic Eyes

The CDC approximates that more than 34 million adults in America live with diabetes. What's more, 90% of that figure has Type 2 diabetes, a condition that increases a patient's risk of getting diabetic eye disease. That's why you should visit an optometrist regularly after being diagnosed with diabetes. 

Your optometrist will check your eyes for any conditions that are caused by high blood sugar. If any eye condition comes up, the doctor will prescribe a diabetic eye treatment right away. For those who don't visit optometrists regularly, these signs should alert you to take action.

Blurry Vision

Blurred vision is a common symptom among people with diabetic eyes. When you have blurred vision, you cannot see fine details. You have to struggle a lot to make out what's ahead of you. Blurry vision can affect your ability to drive and read. 

As such, you need to visit an optometrist to treat your condition or recommend prescription glasses that will help correct your vision. Don't wait until your vision worsens to visit an eye doctor. Visit the doctor immediately when you notice any slight changes in your vision.

Eye Discharge

Normal eyes shouldn't have any abnormal discharge coming from them. But if there is something off with your eyes, they'll start secreting unusual fluids. The eye discharge can also be accompanied by redness and itchiness. 

While the discharge can go away on its own, it's still important to have your eye checked. Your doctor might identify some eye infections and prescribe medicine that will clear the infections.

Light Sensitivity

Another sign you need to watch out for is light sensitivity. Most eye conditions will cause your eyes to become more sensitive to light. You'll either become sensitive to low amounts of light or a high amount of light. If the sensitivity doesn't go away after the exposure, you should speak to your eye doctor.


If you start experiencing migraines or headaches more frequently, there is a chance that your eyes have a problem. While this isn't an obvious sign, you might want to get an eye examination if you experience headaches together with one or two other signs. Never ignore frequent headaches, as they can signal changes in your vision. 


Floaters are completely normal because they come and go within a short time. On the other hand, floaters can increase suddenly and ruin your vision. In this case, contact an eye specialist to identify the cause and address the problem. Although eye floaters are related to old age, never ignore them as they could be a sign of an underlying issue.