Optometrist urges eye exam to detect diabetes



Dr. Marty Schneider, therapeutic optometrist, encourages anyone who has, or may be at risk for, diabetes to have an annual eye examination. November is National Diabetes Month.
"Diabetes affects 18.2 million Americans, 5.2 million of which may not know they have the disease," Schneider said. "One of the health problems associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, a disease of the eye which can cause blindness."
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