How often do you get your eyes checked?
- When I remember
- When something is bothering me
A study in Diabetes Care showed an “alarmingly low” frequency of eye exam visits among diabetes patients in the US, with 63.5% and 50.9% of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic retinopathy meeting the American Diabetes Association’s recommendations for annual or biennial eye examinations, respectively, compared with 26.3% and 15.3% of those without DR, respectively. Researchers also found that 24.4% of type 2 diabetes patients and 54.0% of type 1 diabetes patients who had an eye exam over five years were diagnosed with DR.