In the black community eye health is of particular importance with the amount of diseases that can be detected through an eye exam. Certain conditions of the eyes will reveal a health problem from within, such as diabetes. Diabetes is difficult on the eyes and leads to overall poor eye health. An eye exam can lead to early diagnosis and can help to sustain eye health and get a handle on the condition that may be affecting it.
- Vision care isn’t just important to see if you need glasses, it is necessary to rule out any chronic conditions as well.
- They are a non profit that is helping the community find the connection between eye health and diabetes.
- Vision loss from diabetes is treatable as long as it is caught early.
“Children should have their first eye exam at six months, then three years, and right before starting school.”