A diabetic exam is crucial in the preservation and health of vision for patients with diabetes. If you are a diabetic, it is critical that you have a comprehensive eye examination every year. An eye condition known as diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common complications associated with diabetes and is the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans.
Regularly scheduled eye exams are critical to maintaining good health. In addition to testing your vision and eye health, a comprehensive exam can also detect systemic diseases such as diabetes. Diabetes can lead to serious health problems and can often develop and progress without symptoms, therefore early detection is very important. We recommend a comprehensive eye examination once a year as part of a proactive approach to your overall health.
With our advanced retinal photography system we are able to check the health of the back of the eye. This technology allows us to detect minute retinal changes from year to year. With retinal photography you can document disease processes like diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration.