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Why Annual Eye Exams Are Vital to Detect Diabetic Eye Diseases

You must be diagnosed with eye diseases early so they can be treated

The best way to deal with eye problems as a diabetic patient is by detecting these diseases early. For this reason, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that people with type 1 diabetes have their first eye exam within at least 5 years of their diagnosis. For type 2 diabetics, the ADA recommends that they have an exam as soon as they receive their diagnosis because this disease often goes undiagnosed for a long period of time.