Managing Eye Health Impacted by Diabetes
As of 2017, over 2.3 million Canadians aged 12 or over were diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to either use or produce insulin. It is also the leading cause of blindness in Canada.
Regular diabetic eye exams monitor eye health and find diseases related to diabetes. They are also a useful tool for detecting undiagnosed Type 1 or 2 diabetes. For those diagnosed with diabetes, annual eye exams are essential for monitoring and maintaining the health of the eyes. Yearly exams can mean the difference between healthy eyes or permanent vision loss.