Prolonged periods of high blood sugar can damage blood vessels in your retina, or in the back of your eye. This condition is known as diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic retinopathy can result in minor or severe changes in vision, and in some cases, lead to blindness. Many diabetics are unaware their eyes are harmed until they visit their eye doctor.

Early detection is critical to saving your eyesight. Luckily, a routine dilated retinal eye exam will catch this condition, as well as countless others.

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The optometrists at Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care see thousands of diabetics (Type 1 and Type 2) each year, and are well trained to catch symptoms and early signs of diabetic retinopathy.

It is highly recommended that all diabetics get a yearly eye exam.

Find the Dr. Tavel store nearest you, and schedule your appointment with us today!