If you have Diabetes, you should have an annual diabetic eye exam each year to monitor your condition.  Scheduling appointments with your eye doctor at least once a year will help to spot any problems early and treat it.  Over time, high blood sugar can damage the tiny blood vessels in your eyes.  This can lead to a condition called Diabetic Retinopathy.  High blood sugar can also lead to cataracts and glaucoma, which happen earlier and more often when you have diabetes.

During an exam, your doctor will use special drops to dilate (widen) your pupils and check the blood vessels in your eyes for early signs of damage.  The doctor may also take pictures of your eyes or order scans or other testing.  Please bring your most current A1C blood test result with you.

Diabetic Eye Exam

Signs and symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include:

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call our office to schedule an exam.