Eye Care for Diabetic People
by EO Executive Optical | October 27, 2020 at 01:15pm

Among other chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and respiratory diseases, diabetes is one that is afflicting more and more people. As a disease, it has an array of comorbidities like obesity, high blood pressure, weakened immune system, and of course eye problems. But even in the face of diabetes, there are ways to keep your eyes healthy like getting sunglasses for sale in the Philippines or simply by slowly changing little things to your lifestyle. Here are some tips to help manage diabetes and in turn lessen its effects on your eyesight.


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Self-Check and Manage


Monitoring your condition is an important part of managing any chronic disease and the same is true for diabetes. Keeping an eye on your blood sugar, and heart rate and pressure may help explain if you are experiencing any eye-related symptoms. For example, if you feel a sense of pressure on your eye, it could be because of glaucoma as exacerbated by higher blood pressure.


Get the Right Eyewear


Sunglasses for sale in the Philippines aren’t only fashionable but necessary especially for people with diabetes. UV exposure contributes to macular degenerative disorders; hand in hand with a preexisting diabetic condition, your may damage your eye by not wearing UV-protective sunglasses. It also helps to have eyewear with UV protection like anti-radiation eyeglasses.


Schedule Regular Eye Exams


Having regular eye exams improves your quality of life 2 ways; it helps to determine if your eyes need immediate correction before your vision gets worse and also, you may find out other sicknesses that you might not know about just through eye exam alone. Some of these sickness include cancer, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, and to an experimental extent, Alzheimer’s.


Health-first Mindset


All things considered, the best way to combat chronic physiological diseases is through sustainable healthy lifestyle changes like eating properly, regular exercise, and quitting smoking. A ketogenic diet is seen to improve symptoms and comorbidities tied to diabetes while ample amount of physical activity help not only in burning fat cells but also in proper insulin activation. Smoking, while all around bad for the health, particularly worsens diabetic symptoms and is also damaging to the eyes by itself.


If you or someone you know is struggling through diabetes and poor eyesight, help them love their eyes more and life a fuller life through routine checkups, getting the eyeglasses and sunglasses for sale in the Philippines, and joining them make holistic lifestyle changes.