Diabetes can influence the majority of your body including your eyes.
Poorly controlled blood sugars in individuals with diabetes can cause early irreversible vision misfortune so in the event that you have diabetes it is vital to have your eyes checked consistently for indications of diabetic eye disease (Diabetic Retinopathy).
Retina photographs are taken with every routine eye examination to help monitor this condition. Diabetic patients are advised to have yearly eye examinations for this reason. If you have recently developed diabetes and are not aware of it an eye exam may detect changes in your prescription which could lead to a diagnosis and relevant referral.