Diabetes Eye Clinic | The Vision Center of West Phoenix

Diabetes Eye Clinic

Uncontrolled diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the US.

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Uncontrolled diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the US. A diabetic eye exam is a medical exam that focuses on this condition and its effects on vision and eye health. The Diabetes Eye Clinic is designated to specifically test, educate, and treat patients who have this condition. In order to fully integrate our services with your primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or cardiologist, it is important that you know your A1C, average blood sugar, and average cholesterol levels. You can have your physicians fax this information to our clinic before your visit. The A1C is by far the most important, and it is a measurement that represents the average blood sugar level in your body for three months. For example, if your A1C is 6.0% you are considered to be in control because it represents an average blood glucose measurement of 126 mg/dL. A patient with an A1C of 7% is classified as out of control and is at moderate risk of losing vision, fingers, and more. A patient with an A1C of 9% or higher is classified as critically high. The average blood sugar in this patient is 212 mg/dL or more. This patient is at high risk of damaging their eyes, fingers, and kidneys. Call or click to schedule your diabetes eye clinic evaluation today.

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