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%.

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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.

Early detection through regular comprehensive eye exams may help to prevent vision loss due to diabetes.

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