Diabetic eye disease can lead to blindness. It is the number one cause of blindness in the United States and Canada. Diabetes also puts you at higher risk for cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. The good news is that early detection and treatment have gotten easier in recent years. Although you may not be having symptoms yet, your Optometrist can check for early signs of Diabetic Retinopathy to help prevent vision loss. Alberta Health Care covers eye examinations every year for diabetics regardless of your age. Even if you have had an exam in the last year, but are having changes in your vision it is important to be seen right away. Optometrists coordinate care with an Ophthalmolgy specialist that will treat Diabetic eye disease and preserve sight. You can book on-line now at www.lendrumeyecare.com. Or call you eye doctor today to make an appointment. February is a good month to take care of yourself!