Did you know? November is Diabetes Awareness Month
Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans (almost 10% of the population) and is THE leading cause of blindness among middle aged adults.
How do diabetics go blind? If left untreated, diabetes damages the blood vessels in the eye causing them to leak and bleed. Over the long term, swelling and scarring damage enough sensitive tissue that more and more vision is lost.
Diabetics are also at a higher risk of developing cataracts and glaucoma.
I’m diabetic, what should I do? Along with seeing your regular primary care physician for checkups, the American Diabetes Association recommends all diabetics have a comprehensive, dilated eye examination every year.
Our eye doctors take the time to work closely with your primary care provider and report any eye health changes that might be related to your diabetes.
As always, problems that are diagnosed early are much less likely to cause vision loss over time.
Schedule your annual diabetic eye exam today!
More information found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Je-kexwNQ