Did you notice yellow bumps on the white part of your eyes?
What caused this is most likely ultraviolet from the sun.
Other causes include wind, dust and chemicals.
Always wear sunglasses (or Transitions) while outside.
Even if it is overcast. UV can go through clouds.
Diabetic retinopathy can usually be prevented by controlling diabetes.
If diabetic, make sure that your sugar level has been stable for 2-3 weeks before going to your eye exam, as sugar level affects your vision.
Mention all your diseases to your doctor.
Many medications cause side effects that can affect vision, or the health of the eye.
Tell your doctor about all the medications you take.
Use your vision insurance or FSA (Flex Spending Account) before December 31 or lose out on your benefits for this year.
Schedule your appointment today.
A retinal camera can only image through your pupil, which limits the view to a very small portion of the retina, leaving the peripheral retina unseen. Many eye diseases show up only in the peripheral retina first and can be missed with a retinal camera.
Optomap can see peripheral retina without dilating the eyes with drops.
See the video.