Maintaining Control of Your Diabetes

Regular visits to your physician are necessary, along with adherence to your doctor’s instructions on diet, exercise and medication. Following these steps can lower one’s risk of developing diabetic retinopathy by as much as 76%.


What Can Your Optometrist Do For You?

Be sure to schedule your annual dilated eye examinations to monitor the progress of diabetic retinopathy. The doctors of Midwest Eye Consultants can handle your changing eyes with new eyeglasses or contact lenses. In some cases, surgical procedures may be necessary. Eye drops and medications are available to treat issues caused by diabetic retinopathy.

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Early Detection is Key.

Through regular comprehensive eye exams, you can help prevent vision loss due to diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, or blood sugar, is too high. Watch the video to learn more about this disease, the different types that can occur and how it can affect your eyes.