An eye exam can detect the early onset of wide-ranging health conditions – ocular and non-ocular.
One such condition is diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that negativly affects the body’s proper use of glucose.
An eye exam can include an eye muscle test, refraction assessment, visual acuity test, and more.
A diabetic retinopathy exam incorporates aspecs of other eye exams, such as a visual test.
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease where the pancreas cannot create sufficient insulin levels. An incurable disease, genetics or a virus can cause Type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes mainly develops during childhood or adolescence.
Typically this chronic condition occurs in adults. However, with the increase in childhood obesity, more children are developing Type 2 diabetes.
Assess your diabetes risk level with an eye exam.