losing your eye sight

By shorty31 Latest Reply 2011-04-07 18:47:17 -0500
Started 2011-04-04 08:19:07 -0500

hi everybody finding that my eyes are fading and the prescipt glasses i have are not doing it i went out and brought a pair of reading glasses stronger than i have and i can see better. thats when it dawn on my my eyes are getting worse. my aunt had diabeties and she went blind.never did i think that i would need glasses and also i'm getting up in age they say that has something to do with it also. will tell the doc when i see him next week i thing i need stronger medicine in my glasses i already wear particial bio's. thank you and everyone have a nice week.

28 replies

pilgrim74_us 2011-04-07 01:11:05 -0500 Report

I have type 2 db I have this starting to affect my focus and have found readers help.
I keep increasing magnification. I was examined by my eye doctor was told I may need another pair for reading she wants to do more tests next week. Thank you for sharing.

jayabee52 2011-04-04 16:13:53 -0500 Report

Keep your BG#s under good control, Belinda. If your BG#s aren't in good control you might want to postpone your visit until you have your numbers under control for a couple weeks. If you have high BG#s consistently the glucose content in your eyes' "vitreous humor" (clear "jelly" in your eyeball) raises and changes the focus by raising the pressure in your eyes.

If you get a occular exam while in such a state of high BG in your eyes it will render the reading inaccurate, and any prescription for glasses only good for that heightened eye pressure. The vitreous doesn't have the circulation that the blood has, so the Glucose level in the vitreous rises or lowers much more slowly than the blood does.

I myself experienced that. I had trouble focusing my eyes and everything was blurry after a time of elevated BG#s. Once I got my #s back under control for a while, my eyes returned to "normal".


nanaellen 2011-04-05 02:33:36 -0500 Report

Where were you 6 yrs. ago James??? LOL I spent $475.00 for glasses cause my vision was so blurry and your exactly right it was because my #'s were so high for so long but 2 or 3 mths. later I didn't need glasses at all!! That's how I originally found out I was diabetic was because of my eyesight! Ellen

jayabee52 2011-04-05 18:42:03 -0500 Report

6 yrs ago I was living in Las Vegas, going through a NASTY divorce! That cost me much more than $475

shorty31 2011-04-05 08:14:39 -0500 Report

same here i went to the doc because i was seeing white spots running through my eyes and i thought i might have a parisite in them found out i was diabetic.

kimod1013 2011-04-05 00:13:35 -0500 Report

I'm so glad to know what's going on! My vision is totally blurred the last 2 weeks. My doctor appt. is on the 12th to get back on meds/insulin. My bs has been very high so I will hold off going to the eye doctor until my numbers level out a little. Thanks for the info!

girllovespizza 2011-04-04 11:34:34 -0500 Report

i can totally relate here…i too have noticed some big changes in my eye sight in the past few months…goin to eye doc this week!

Hops 2011-04-04 11:38:31 -0500 Report

I know that consuming omega 3 fatty acids such as in fatty fish like sardines or in nuts like walnuts has been found to prevent retinopathy.
Almonds and walnuts and sardines are all part of my diet.

tweetydele 2011-04-05 22:07:37 -0500 Report

i take 4 omega 3 fish pills every day. i also go to a diabetic eye dr every yr. so far so good hope it continues. i have had catarac surgery in both eyes and detached retina in one of them.