Diabetes and Your Vision

If you have diabetes, the importance of obtaining yearly eye exams in Salem and surrounding areas cannot be understated. Complications from diabetes can leave you blind when proper care is not taken early on. Indeed, the leading cause of blindness for Americans in the workforce today is a condition known as diabetic retinopathy.

This video introduces two diabetic individuals who have had vision complications as a direct result of their disease. Listen to what they have to say and the earnest pleadings to seek out eye care to take charge of your eye health before it’s too late.

Vision loss can be prevented or delayed in 90 percent of diabetic patients, but only if eye care begins early. Don’t wait for symptoms to appear to see an eye doctor—by that time, it may be too late to reverse or stop the damage.