It’s November, which means that it’s time for Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month! Did you know that you are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases if you are diabetic? Many people don’t realize this startling fact, which is why November is dedicated to this issue.
What is eye disease due to diabetes? The most common disease that occurs from diabetes is called ‘diabetic retinopathy’. This disease affects the blood vessels in the retina which lines the back of the eye, and it can cause vision impairment and even blindness. The consequence of this disorder can be ‘diabetic macular edema’, which is when the area of the retina called the macula swells. This disorder is vision-threatening.
The good news! November is all about awareness for disorders like these that are easily preventable. Horizon Eye Care offers specialized diabetic eye care services, and a comprehensive eye exam in which your pupils are dilated at least once a year can make all the difference between healthy eyesight and vision loss. So it turns out the secret to healthy eyes isn’t much of a secret after all!
Healthy eyes start with you! So remember to take care of your eyes this year with a comprehensive eye exam with one of Horizon Eye Care’s eye care specialists.