Diabetic Eye Exams

Don’t let your vision dictate whether you go to get an eye exam or not. “Get yearly dilated eye exams regardless,” urges CBHA Optometrist Dr. Callin Passey. “A person might feel that their vision is perfect and they can see the 20/20 row more times than not. If Diabetic Retinopathy is present, it will not start in the central vision. It goes undetected and can eventually lead to blindness.”

Make sure to work closely with your medical provider regarding diet, exercise and medication management. Don’t assume your numbers are stable; Be proactive and diligent about follow up visits.