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A Comprehensive Eye Exam Can Detect Diabetes: A Disease That Six Million Americans Don’t Know That They Have

Diabetes is becoming an epidemic because of the obesity crisis in the United States. In fact, 17-20 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Of these people, one-third are unaware that they have the disease.

With a dilated, comprehensive eye examination, an optometrist can detect and diagnose diabetes and start you on the road to treatment for the disease. Optometrist Dr. Richard A. Driscoll with Total Eye Care in Colleyville reminds you to consider having a comprehensive eye examination as part of National Diabetes Month this November.

Read the rest of our press release on diabetes and eye exams