Eye Diseases May Go Unnoticed In Individuals With Diabetes

“Many eye problems show no symptoms until they are in an advanced stage, and that is why we recommend that people with diabetes in particular have an eye examination by a doctor of optometry at least once a year,” said Tina MacDonald, O.D., a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the AOA’s Health Promotions Committee. “When the eyes are dilated, an eye doctor is able to examine the retina for signs of diabetic eye disease and prescribe a course of treatment to help preserve an individual’s sight.” According to the AOA’s 2013 American Eye-Q consumer survey, only 32 percent of respondents are aware that diabetic eye disease often has no visual signs or symptoms. Additionally, only 39 percent know that diabetes can be detected through a comprehensive eye examination. People with Diabetes at Greater Risk for Eye and Vision Disorders People with diabetes are at a significantly higher risk for developing eye diseases including glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy, one of the most serious sight-threatening complications of diabetes.
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Understanding vision insurance

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11, to speak about the importance of eye and vision care for infants. His talk and participation in a panel discussion is part of the American Optometric Association Foundation’s InfantSEE initiative, which provides free vision care for infants age 6 to 12 months. View full size TOM SULLIVAN Monday’s event, hosted by Pacitom suic University’s College of Optometry , begins at 1 p.m. in room 223 of Jefferson Hall; the university is in Forest Grove. Pacific’s EyeClinic locations in and around Portland offer free InfantSEE vision assessments.
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Its also recommended that you ask about warranties, upgrades, coatings, consultations, repairs and adjustments. Glasses or Contacts If youd like to have both contact lenses and glasses, make sure that you read over your insurance plan beforehand since most of them will restrict you to getting either contacts or glasses rather than both. A majority of vision plans will pay out more for contacts than they do glasses. Those who would still like to wear both will be better off letting their insurance provider take care of the contact lenses. Something else to think about is that the evaluation for your contact lenses is subtracted from the full sum of your coverage for contact lenses, which subtracts from the balance that you can use for all of the materials. Always bear in mind that your exam coverage only takes care of your eyeglass exam and not any services that are required for contact lens services.
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