Yearly eye exams are recommended to
monitor for changes!
Having diabetes affects not only your general bodily health but also your eye health.
High blood sugar can cause a variety of problems, such as blurry vision, cataracts, and glaucoma.
There is also a group of eye conditions that can affect people with diabetes known as diabetic eye diseases: diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, cataracts and glaucoma.
STAY ON "TRACK"
All forms of diabetic eye disease can potentially lead to vision loss or blindness. It is for this reason that it is especially important for people with diabetes to get their eyes checked at least once a year. Early detection and treatment of diabetic eye diseases is the best way to protect your vision.
Prairie Eye Care recommends that our diabetic patients “stay on TRACK” in-between visits to one of our eye care clinics: *
Take your medications
Reach and maintain a healthy weight
Add physical activity to your daily routine
Control your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol
Kick the smoking habit.
*Courtesy of the National Eye Institute