Diabetes Awareness Month: Diabetes and Eye Health

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Cow Creek Health & Wellness has important information about this disease. See the other Diabetes Awareness Month articles below:

Diabetes and Eye Health

Heart health requires just as much attention as the rest of your body.

Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss in people 18–64 years old, and there are no obvious signs or symptoms. The great news is that an annual routine eye exam could prevent 95% of vision loss caused by diabetes.

Get an Annual Dilated Eye Exam

  • Catch conditions early, prevent permanent damage
  • Some diabetic eye diseases won’t show signs unless you get an exam

Signs or Symptoms

  • Blurred vision
  • Dark spots or “holes”
  • Flashes of light
  • Seeing an increased amount of floaters
  • Poor night vision

Diabetes-Caused Vision Loss

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema

Early detection by a professional could save your vision. Take charge of your vision health.