Diabetes affects millions of Americans. During the month of November communities put forth great effort to educate regarding the prevention and management of this disease.
We would like to do our part in discussing how Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. In honor of #DiabetesAwarenessMonth we feel it is useful to relay how optomap® with its 3D images can assist our team in their quest to preserve your vision. The first time a new patient is seen in our office for an annual eye exam our doctors dilate as normal, establishing a baseline. A welcome benefit to our patients –following their initial dilated exam–is that that a routine exam can be performed without dilation, if there are no additional findings to suggest otherwise. The image produced is unique and provides Drs. Del Negro, Senft, Glatman, Shah, Wiedeman, and Carniglia with a high-resolution 200° image in order to ascertain the health of your retina. This is much wider than a traditional 45° image. It’s an excellent screening tool.
Many eye conditions can develop under your radar. In fact, early on you may not even notice a change in the clarity of your vison. Fortunately, diseases or damage such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina. Early intervention is critical in helping you maintain your current vision. #eyesareeverything #diabetesawareness2019