How To Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Keeping Good Eye Health

Some eye problems may not give you any warning signs or symptoms — and people who have kidney disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes have an increased risk of developing eye disease. Taking care of your eyes can help prevent eye conditions; here are some tips to keep your peepers in tip-top shape.

Get Regular Eye Exams as Recommended

Having your eyes checked can ensure you catch any problems before they become worse. If you notice any of the following signs or symptoms, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible:
  • Blurred, double, or cloudy vision
  • Eye pain or pressure
  • Difficulty seeing out of the corners of your eyes
  • Seeing floating or flashing lights
  • Seeing dark spots

Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Keeping on top of your eye health can decrease your risk of developing common eye problems associated with kidney disease such as glaucoma and retinopathy. You can keep your eyes in top shape by:
  • Controlling high blood pressure
  • Controlling diabetes
  • Quit smoking
  • Follow your doctor’s orders about diet and exercise
  • Consider wearing sunglasses on sunny days to help protect your eyes from UV rays
If you are taking drugs for your eyes or any other reason, make sure that you are prescribed the proper dosage. Having kidney disease can impact how certain medications work within your body, so some dosages may need to be adjusted to accommodate people with low kidney function or on dialysis.

Contact Satellite Healthcare for More Information

If you are living with CKD and are concerned about your eye health, contact your local Satellite Healthcare Center. You can also visit our blog for more information about chronic kidney disease and as well as kidney care and wellness tips.