Did you know diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults? And more than 40 million people living in the United States have diabetes? Having diabetes increases the risk for vision lost and blindness from diabetic eye diseases, the most common of which is diabetic retinopathy. People with diabetes are also at disk for macular edema, cataracts, and glaucoma.
However, early detection and treatment can lower the risk of blindness by 95%. Managing diabetes with diet exercise and medication, and getting annual eye exams, are the best ways for people with diabetes to lower their risk.
If you have diabetes and want to take control of your vision, schedule an appointment with Island Eyecare today. Click here to contact us today!