December 18, 2019
Diabetes, affecting 1 in 10 Americans, increases the risks for visual impairment from serious eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy. Regular eye exams are critical in identifying eye disease and saving eyesight, yet 60% of Americans with diabetes skip vision-saving exams.
Island Retina, LKC Technologies and the American Academy of Ophthalmology encourage diabetic patients to recognize the critical need for annual eye exams for optimal vision care.
Eye exams are easier and better than before
Eye exams reveal hidden signs of disease, allowing timely treatment and saving patient eyesight. Making eye exams easier and more convenient, Island Retina uses RETeval Flicker ERG. The evaluation only takes minutes, doesn't require dilation and most insurances cover it.
By using LKC Technologies’ advanced RETeval device, Island Retina is able to assess diabetic patients and determine those at risk for progression of diabetic retinopathy and need for treatment more accurately and confidently than other methods. With proper and timely diagnosis, patients can receive vision-saving treatment.
Patients with diabetes do not need to suffer the devastation of sight loss to diabetic retinopathy. If you have diabetes and would like a convenient, easy and critical eye test, call Island Retina today.