Clear Vision Optometry -  - Optometrist

Clear Vision Optometry

Optometrist located in Austin, TX

Diabetic Eye Care Specialist

In the United States, the diabetes statistics are daunting: More than 29 million adults have the disease, and a quarter of them don’t even know they have it. Another 86 million, or one-third of all adults, have prediabetes. Diabetes is a serious condition that carries a variety of potential complications, including vision loss. At their state-or-the-art office in Austin, Texas, Clear Vision Optometry provides comprehensive eye care for patients with diabetes. If you live in the Austin area and you have diabetes, call the office or book an appointment online to find out how Clear Vision Optometry can help you keep your eyes healthy.

Diabetic Eye Care Q & A

What is diabetic eye disease?

Diabetic eye disease is a term used to cover the various eye conditions that can occur as a complication of diabetes. Left undiagnosed and untreated, each of these diseases can cause significant vision loss or blindness:

Cataracts: This clouding of the lenses, which is normally an age-related problem, is a complication of diabetes that can affect patients of any age

Diabetic retinopathy: This occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in your retina.

Glaucoma: Having diabetes can increase fluid pressure inside your eye and damage the optic nerve

What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is by far the most common form of diabetic eye disease, and it’s also the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults. Diabetic patients who have this particular disease don’t always experience the same exact problem. Some may have retinal blood vessels that become swollen and begin to leak fluid, while others grow abnormal blood vessels on the retinal surface.

In the early stages of the disease, you probably won’t notice any signs or symptoms. Diabetic retinopathy can progress without symptoms, so it may already be in advanced stages by the time you feel any discomfort or pain or notice any vision loss.

How can routine eye exams help?

Having a comprehensive eye exam every year is one of your best defenses against the eye and vision complications commonly caused by diabetes. When Dr. Trinh checks every aspect of your eye health through a series of tests, she’ll be able to determine if you have any signs of disease-related damage that you may not yet know about.

Because diabetic eye disease can progress a long way without any warning signs, it’s essential to check your eyes regularly to avoid permanent vision loss. Although any permanent vision loss you do experience can’t be reversed, there are effective treatments that can halt or delay the progression of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, and Dr. Trinh can surgically remove cataracts.

What else can I do to protect my vision?

In addition to scheduling a comprehensive eye exam every year with Dr. Trinh, there are lifestyle changes you can make to help protect your eye health. The National Eye Institute (NEI) refers to this model of self-care as staying on TRACK. To stay on track with eye health, you should:

  • Take your medications as prescribed
  • Reach and maintain a healthy body weight
  • Add regular physical activity to your routine
  • Control your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels
  • Kick your smoking habit for good

Insurance Providers

Contact our office at 512-835-9226 to find out if your insurance provider is accepted in our office or for more information about your vision coverage.

Community Care
Davis Vision
Great West Life
National Vision Administrators
Scott & White Health Plan
Superior Vision
United Healthcare
Vision Service Plan

Words from our patients

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    "Answers all question I have. Takes her time to make sure all my questions are answered clearly. Grade A service"

    Verified Patient
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    "Love Dr. Trinh and the ladies at the front desk. Dr. Trinh is very thorough and takes her time and answers any questions."

    Denise H.
  • Demandforce

    "This was by far the best and most thorough eye exam that I've had anywhere. The doctor was knowledgeable and explained everything..."

    Khoa D.
  • Demandforce

    "This is my first visit to Clear Vision Optometry, after 12 years of going somewhere else, the check up was very thorough and I am very satisfied."

    Verified Patient
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    "The front desk attendant was friendly and helpful while the doctor provided the in-depth information and care necessary for me to make future decisions..."

    Felix D.
  • Google+

    "I'm a new patient here. The staff was very polite and professional. Dr. Trinh is a very warm and welcoming person!"

    Robert E.
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    "Staff member are very nice. I got my glasses in 5 days. Yes, I would recommend to everyone whom needs eyes care."

    Tho N.
Clear Vision Optometry
9616 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite 159
Austin, TX 78753
Phone: 512-835-9226
Fax: 512-835-7413
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