The month of November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population –have diabetes. Another 84.1 million have prediabetes, a condition that if not treated often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years. Similarly, Friends for Sight report that 3.6 million Americans ages 40 and older suffer from diabetic retinopathy which is disease in the eye as a result of diabetes. As part of our commitment to maintaining healthy eyes, we are encouraging everyone who has not had their annual eye examination this year to schedule their annual eye exam during this month of diabetes eye health awareness. Likewise, we encourage everyone to schedule an appointment for their family and friends. Our comprehensive eye examination offers the Optomap Digital Retinal Photography which is the best technology to look for active diabetes eye disease and establish a baseline to screen for diabetic eye disease in the future through an annual eye examination. We have appointments available and look forward to seeing you during the November Diabetic Eye Disease Month.