You’d think that if your vision suddenly gets better, it’s a good thing — right? Well, sadly, no. The truth is that if you have poor eyesight and there’s an unexpected improvement it could be a sign that you have diabetes.
I know, how does this even make sense? Actually, it’s pretty straight forward. High blood sugar can cause changes in your body’s fluid levels, even inside your eyes. When that fluid changes in your eyes it can impact your vision – making it worse with blurred vision or better with clearer vision.
We all know diabetes is a growing issue. In the United States alone, more than 34 million people have diabetes, and more than double that number are prediabetic. So it’s good to know the warning signs such as a sudden change in your vision, including changes in your night vision, frequent headaches or other warning signs.
Read about what you should be looking for to identify possible sight issues including diabetes or cataracts.
If you or a loved one has sight issues, go to our Sight Resource Center to answer questions about cataracts, and other sight surgeries that LSH helps with, contact LSH at 1-800-647-6638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.