Diabetic eye care
Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss for Americans under the age of 74, and Optometrists are dedicated to early diagnosis and timely treatment to prevent diabetes-related blindness.
Doctors of optometry perform the majority of comprehensive, dilated eye examinations for people with diabetes in the United States and are well versed in the treatment and management of diabetic eye disease.
Can my eye doctor detect diabetes?
In 2017, doctors of optometry diagnosed more than 401,000 cases of diabetic retinopathy in patients who did not even know they had diabetes.
Will my eye doctor work with my primary care?
At THE EYE DOCTOR, every diabetic exam concludes with a written report given both to the patient and sent to the primary care doctor. That’s right! The patient gets a copy of their own report.
At THE EYE DOCTOR, the Optometrists are committed to educating their patients about ways of preventing and minimizing eye complications caused by diabetes. A written explanation helps patients stay involved in their health.
Optometrists at THE EYE DOCTOR routinely work with other health care professionals-including primary care physicians, endocrinologists, podiatrists, dental professionals, pharmacists and specialty eye surgeons to ensure patients receive the highest quality care, maintain good vision and live healthy lives.