Being diagnosed with diabetes can be alarming enough, but being told that you need to see an ophthalmologist could put you in a tailspin. If you're feeling confused and concerned right now, this is what you need to know about diabetes, ophthalmology, and your future.
What Ophthalmologists Do
"Ophthalmologist" is simply a fancy word for describing a doctor who specializes in the eyes. These doctors take additional schooling and training in order to be able to examine the eye, diagnose problems with it, and to treat it.
If you have been struggling with your vision, you may have considered getting LASIK corrective surgery. This is a permanent way to correct your vision issues regardless of whether you have astigmatism, farsightedness, or something else entirely. The procedure itself is very short—roughly 30 minutes or so if you are having both eyes done. However, there are some steps that you can take to prepare yourself for the procedure. Here are four of them.