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November is Diabetes Awareness Month


Why does this matter to us? Diabetes can cause damage to your eyes that could lead to poor vision or even blindness. Over time, high blood sugar can cause weakened blood vessels throughout the body. These weak vessels can leak blood into the eye, which can cause major problems. This is called diabetic retinopathy.

Other problems, such as cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachments can also be caused by diabetes over time. For this reason, we like to see our patients who have diabetes once every year for a comprehensive eye examination. If one of the above problems are found, treatment can be initiated.

Research shows that early initiation of treatment can mean better visual outcomes.

From now until further notice, we will be closing our doors for routine, non-essential care. We feel it is important to keep our staff, their families, and our patients safe during this difficult time, so we will only be accepting emergency visits by appointment. If you need to come to the office for any reason- PLEASE call first and we can find an appropriate time to come in order to keep compliance with the social distancing guidelines in place by the CDC. If it is not necessary for you to come, please stay home. If you have had ANY symptoms of cough, sore throat, fever, etc, please stay home. If you have an upcoming appointment, please be expecting a call to reschedule. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please know that we are doing our best to take care of your and our community’s overall health during this pandemic.