Diabetic Eye Exams

A diabetic has an increased risk of complications. These can include blood vessel leakage, areas of swelling, and blurry vision from blood sugar fluctuation. In fact, diabetic eye disease is one of the leading causes of blindness. An annual examination is essential, as viewing the retina is the only direct way of viewing blood vessels since the rest of the body’s blood vessels are covered. Digital retinal imaging is one way of documenting diabetic eye health and monitoring for changes that may occur. As with most disease states, early intervention is key if there are complications. Communication with your primary care doctor or endocrinologist is also an important part of the examination process. Schedule your eye health examination today!