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Lack of Awareness of Eye Health Risk Associated with Diabetes Poses Blinding Threat to Millions
Date:4/1/2009

e, altering the refractive state, increasing photosensitivity, and potentiating adverse effects of UVR on the eyes.

"Low awareness of the impact of diabetes on vision and ocular health poses a real danger to diabetic patients," warns Dr. Stenson. "Regular eye exams are essential to detect diabetes and its ocular complications early and to treat them promptly and effectively, especially since more than 90 percent of severe vision loss and blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy can be prevented with proper eyecare," she added.

An important component of preventative and maintenance eyecare is the prescription of appropriate eyewear to protect the eyes from such risk factors as impact and ultraviolet radiation and to promote quality of vision, visual comfort, and visual convenience for the wearer. Spectacle lens enhancements, such as photochromic lenses, represent an excellent choice for the diabetic individual. They provide continuous 100% protection from UVA and UVB, and, because they titrate incoming light for the wearer, they enhance contrast, reduce glare, and promote visual comfort and convenience under varying conditions of illumination. This serves to decrease eye strain and eye fatigue.

"The most important advice I can offer to individuals with diabetes is to take proper care of themselves -- and of their eyes. Many, if not most, of the devastating complications of diabetes in the eyes, as well as in the rest of the body, are potentially preventable or treatable. I would also advise any individuals who may not have diabetes -- or may not be aware that they have diabetes, since as many as 50% of diabetics remain undiagnosed -- of the importance of regular medical and ophthalmic screening, particularly in the presence of such risk factors for diabetes as obesity or a family history of the disease. Talk to your eyecare professional about scheduling an appointment for a complete eye exam," Dr. Stenson c
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