Diabetic Eye Evaluations
Diabetes can harm your eyes by damaging the small blood vessels in your retina, or the back of your eye. This is called diabetic retinopathy. According to the American Academy of Opthamology, 95% of those with diabetic retinopathy can avoid substanial vision loss if they are treated in time.
Diabetes also increases your risk of glaucoma and other eye problems.
By the time you notice vision changes from diabetes, your eyes may already be damaged. That is why routine eye exams are so important even if the doctor taking care of your diabetes checks your eyes, you need an eye exam yearly by an eye doctor who takes care of people with diabetes.
Your exam here at Barnes Vision will screen for diabetic damage by checking your vision, eye pressures and a dilated retinal exam. The Doctor may also take photos of the back of your eye for more detailed eye information.
The key is early detection, prevention and protection!
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