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Eye Health

Take Control

Most importantly, early detection by a professional could save your vision. There are other steps that can help, too. Together, we can take control.

Get an Annual Dilated Eye Exam

It’s important to get a comprehensive eye exam with dilation every year to allow for a more thorough examination of your eye and to catch conditions early, before permanent damage is done. Some diabetic eye diseases have no signs or symptoms until they are too obvious to ignore, which might present as:

  • Blurred vision
  • Dark spots or "holes"
  • Flashes of light
  • Seeing an increased amount of floaters
  • Poor night vision

This is why routine exams are so important—to help avoid vision loss and potentially catch these conditions early.

Eye health benefits are determined by your health care plan. Consider your network to learn your options when making an appointment. Schedule appointments with your eye doctor at least once a year so they can detect any problems early and treat them.


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Calculate Your Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy

Vision loss due to diabetes can be prevented with early detection, timely treatment, and preventive lifestyle changes. With this free RetinaRisk™ calculator, you can better understand the risk factors, calculate your risk, and learn simple steps you can take to prevent vision loss.
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Know the Risk For Diabetes

Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have prediabetes. There are no clear symptoms of prediabetes, so someone may have it and not even know it. Take or share our free, 60-second online risk test—and if you or a loved one are at risk for diabetes, talk to a healthcare professional about getting tested.
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Understand Eye Conditions

Wondering about glaucoma or cataracts? What about diabetic retinopathy? We can help.
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Eye Health Resources

Videos and downloadable resources to help you navigate diabetes and eye health.

Ask the Experts Podcasts

Experts in different medical specialties and other authorities in Diabetes and Eye health care
answer questions, give advice and share their knowledge.
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Learn how to look closer at your patients' eye health and take control with these resources.

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