Called diabetic retinopathy, diabetes can damage the blood vessels in your eyes (in the retina in particular), causing vision loss.
The eye exam is a series of painless tests that enable us to facilitate great eyesight and healthy eyes. Moreover, the only way to manage or avoid significant vision loss is via early detection and treatment.
Even if your doctor is checking your eyes, they do not have access to the same equipment or specialization that our Optometrist clinic does. The American Diabetes Association strongly advises people living with diabetes to get eye exams at least once per year.
Maintaining your eyesight is important and our focus. We will help you monitor how your diabetes is affecting your vision and eye health.
While it is true that diabetes increases the risk factor for several eye diseases, there are steps you can take that can make a significant difference in the health of your eyes and your quality of vision. During your eye exam, our Optometrists will outline how you can best influence your eye health.
Maintaining control of your blood sugar is an important part of eye health. In trials it has been shown that people who did not keep their blood sugars close to normal developed retinopathy four times as often as people who did.
Lifestyle choices, such as quitting smoking and/or drinking, can go far in maintaining good eye health. Be sure to take steps to maintain healthy blood pressure, as the eyes are particularly susceptible to damage if blood pressure stays too high.
Since 2004, Dr. Peacock and Dr. Amarnath of NTOC have very capably managed my eye care needs in conjunction with my Ophthalmologist. As a regular patient at their clinic, I can attest to their competence and to their hightech equipment. The NTOC Optometrists have an excellent working relationship with the two Ophthalmologists who have privileges at Stevenson Memorial Hospital. This is so important to their patients who are determined to require the next level of eye care. Their staff are very pleasant, friendly and helpful. NTOC is a great place to entrust your eyes.
Dr. Amarnath and Dr. Peacock have been more than accommodating under both our planned and emergency situations. NTOC always provides flexible options and they are always happy to see us. Each visit is a very positive experience. The services and products they provide are comprehensive, but not high-pressured, and they provide service and guarantees that are much higher than industry standards. We totally enjoy and appreciate being their patients and recommend NTOC without reservation.
When I experienced a serious eye condition in 2006, I was very impressed with the knowledge, expertise, and quick response by Dr. Amarnath and his team at NTOC. I was referred to an eye specialist the very same day, and my follow-up care was thorough and efficient, even to this day. This team works with absolute professionalism, and I would highly recommend them to my family and friends.
I have been a patient of Dr. Peacock since 2002, and find him to be very competent and thorough. Dr.Peacock genuinely listens to any concerns I have about my eyes, and takes the time to enquire with interest about my family. His team is always pleasant, polite and helpful, making me feel very comfortable when I visit the clinic.
I was very impressed with my first visit. From the moment I walked in, the staff was more than friendly and she did her best to explain procedures and tests that would be done today. I am a very nervous eye patient and Dr. Peacock did everything to ease my tensions and explain all procedures. When choosing my glasses, I felt very confident in her suggestions and was very pleased with the time taken to ensure the correct choice and fit. All in all, I am thrilled with my choice of optometrist office. And, I look forward to my next visit. Something I have never experienced before. Thank you.