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Published on Jul 28, 2009
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults under the age of 74 in the United States. Historically thought of as an adult disease, diabetes affects children too. Poor diet and a lack of exercise put children at risk. Often optometrists detect it first through routine eye exams. As part of National Diabetes Month, Dr. Kimberly Friedman of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians appears on CN8s Your Morning to remind us of the importance of having regular comprehensive eye exams.
See your optometrists when... Vision becomes blurry Have trouble reading See double images Feel pressure in your eye See spots or floaters Straight lines appear crooked Peripheral vision becomes limited Your eyes get red and stay that way