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How often should I get an eye exam if I have diabetes?

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Regular eye exams can help catch eye damage that can happen with diabetes. If you have type 1 diabetes, you hold have a complete eye exam within five years of your diagnosis. If you have the more common type 2, you should get your eyes checked at the same time as your diagnosis. After that, everyone with diabetes should have an eye exam at least once a year. Your doctor may recommend that you get screened more often based on the extent of your retinal damage and any other complications.

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 29, 2021

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American Diabetes Association.

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on April 29, 2021

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