What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Watch this video to learn more about how diabetes can affect your vision, and why it is important to receive annual screening for diabetic retinopathy. 

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Diabetes could be stealing your vision

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of having diabetes, caused by high blood sugar damaging the blood vessels of the retina. Diabetic retinopathy can worsen over time, leading to vision loss or blindness.

A retinal screening at least once a year is vitally important for people with diabetes, since they may not have any symptoms during early stages of diabetic retinopathy.


Talk to your doctor to schedule your screening today.

We recommend a retinal screening at least once a year as part of an annual exam and your diabetic management and treatment.

What does diabetic retinopathy vision look like?

See how diabetic retinopathy can affect your vision. The image on the right represents how DR can appear.