Diabetic Eye Exams
Diabetes can pose special problems with eyesight. Diabetes can affect blood vessels in the eyes. Some diabetic eye diseases may not have symptoms at first. This is why it is important if you have diabetes, to get a comprehensive dilated diabetic eye exam at least once a year.
Managing your diabetes by staying eating healthy, physically active, eating healthy, and taking your medications as prescribed can also help to prevent or delay vision loss.
As part of a comprehensive eye examination, Dr. Sheets can monitor for diabetic eye disease, and will relay pertinent information to your primary care doctor and/or endocrinologist. If there is severe disease, Dr. Sheets can help coordinate care with a retina specialist.