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What does it mean when my eyesight changes from day to day and I have diabetes?

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Uncontrolled diabetes can affect your whole body, including your eyes. Over time, high blood sugar damages the delicate blood vessels in your eyes. They can leak and affect your vision.

See your doctor for a checkup, even if you don't think you have diabetes. You can have it and not know it.

SOURCES:

American Optometric Association: "Adult Vision: 41 to 60 Years of Age," "Spots and Floaters," "Glaucoma," "Dry Eye," "Diabetic Retinopathy," "Astigmatism."

University of Illinois at Chicago: "Presbyopia, Why Bifocals?"

Women's Eye Health: "Dry Eye Syndrome."

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Cataract," “Facts about Glaucoma.”

Cleveland Clinic: "Migraine Headaches."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on February 18, 2018

SOURCES:

American Optometric Association: "Adult Vision: 41 to 60 Years of Age," "Spots and Floaters," "Glaucoma," "Dry Eye," "Diabetic Retinopathy," "Astigmatism."

University of Illinois at Chicago: "Presbyopia, Why Bifocals?"

Women's Eye Health: "Dry Eye Syndrome."

National Eye Institute: "Facts About Cataract," “Facts about Glaucoma.”

Cleveland Clinic: "Migraine Headaches."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on February 18, 2018

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