With the help of a diabetic eye doctor, you can protect your eyesight from the US’s number one cause of preventable blindness.

Diabetes is a systemic health condition that is characterized by high blood sugar levels. This high blood sugar can affect the small blood vessels in our bodies, including our eyes and retinas.

Here are five signs it’s time to schedule an eye exam for your aging parents.

Watch for signs and symptoms of diabetes.

During any visit to our office, you’ll be given a comprehensive eye exam to assess your risk for several eye and health issues, including diabetic eye disease.

Using our state-of-the-art retinal and vascular imaging Optos retinal camera and OptoVue OCT-A, our diabetic eye doctors can often detect retinal changes before they start to affect your vision.

If signs of diabetes can be found early, onset of the disease can often be prevented.

If you’re diabetic or if diabetes runs in your family, it’s especially important to work with a diabetic eye doctor. Visit our doctors at Evans & Taylor.