Dr. Suber Huang, a Cleveland, Ohio, ophthalmologist, works with an eye-care education program supported by the National Eye Institute. He says it’s important to get an annual eye exam:
“Often, diabetes can begin to cause damage to the retina without causing visual loss. It’s important to notice these problems before vision is lost.”
This could include a dilated eye exam, in which the eye doctor puts drops in the eye to widen the pupil, so the doctor can get a better look at the eye.
Learn more at hhs.gov.