Those with diabetes at higher risk of developing eye diseases.
If you have diabetes, you are at higher risk of developing certain eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and retinal detachment. The good news is that you can preserve your vision and reduce your chances of eye disease, even if you have diabetes. November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, and EyeSmart encourages anyone with diabetes to follow these five steps to preserve your vision in the years to come. Learn more about diabetic eye disease by visiting www.geteyesmart.org and ordering a free informational DVD called “Preventing Vision Loss from Diabetes,” which is available in English and Spanish from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.