The Connection Between Diabetes and Vision Loss
You probably know that diabetes is a growing problem in New Zealand. Last month it was reported in the news that the number of people with type 2 diabetes could almost double in two decades. But did you know that diabetes and eyesight are connected, too? Diabetes is the leading cause of new blindness in adults. Optometrists are as concerned about the increasing levels of diabetes as other health professionals are. Here’s why.
How does diabetes affect the eyes?
You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, or are considered pre-diabetic. What now?
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Concerned about your eyes? Worried that you could be diabetic? Contact us to have a chat about your needs.
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