The American Diabetic Association recommends yearly eye exams. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics are at increased risk for some eye diseases like retinopathy and macular edema. Both of which affect the retina, which is the back of the eye. In early stages the symptoms can be subtle. Annual eye exams can diagnose early disease and monitor changes over time to help prevent/reduce vision loss. We have cutting edge technology to find and monitor diabetic eye disease. Schedule an appointment now!
Dilation is an important part of an eye exam. The eye is the only place to view the blood vessels in the body without needing to cut you open. Looking in a small pupil is like looking through a keyhole to see into a room. Dilating the pupils is like opening up the door allowing a much better view inside. We usually recommend this at least every two years on adults up to 60 years of age then yearly after that, unless of course there is ocular disease which could require increasing the frequency of dilation.
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