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25 Million Americans Have It and Some Don’t Know It

POSTED ON November 10, 2011

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Did you know that diabetic eye disease often has no visual signs or symptoms? According to a recent study by The American Optometric Association, 55% of people don’t. Additionally, 44 percent of Americans don’t know that a person with diabetes should have a comprehensive eye exam once a year. That’s why Dr. Tavel is focusing on Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. If you have diabetes it’s important that you ...

Did you know that diabetic eye disease often has no visual signs or symptoms? According to a recent study by The American Optometric Association, 55% of people don’t.

Additionally, 44 percent of Americans don’t know that a person with diabetes should have a comprehensive eye exam once a year. That’s why Dr. Tavel is focusing on Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month.

If you have diabetes it’s important that you get an annual comprehensive eye exam to avoid vision loss. Free diabetic eye disease resources are available from the National Eye Health Education Program. The organization hopes these teaching tools with benefit those affected by diabetes.

Prevent Blindness America reports that more than 25 million Americans have diabetes, a disease that is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in those ages 20 and over. People with diabetes are also more likely to develop cataract or glaucoma.

Your Indiana Optometrist is your first line of defense for diabetes since they can see your blood vessels in their natural condition when looking in your eye.

Early detection, treatment and follow-up may help prevent vision loss so don’t delay another day!

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