Careful management of your diabetes is the best way to prevent vision loss. If you have diabetes, see your eye doctor for a yearly eye exam with dilation — even if your vision seems fine. Pregnancy may worsen diabetic retinopathy, so if you’re pregnant, your eye doctor may recommend additional eye exams throughout your pregnancy.
The best way to prevent diabetic retinopathy is through strict control of blood sugar(glucose), blood pressure and blood lipids (cholesterol). It can reduce the risk of developing retinopathy and slow its progression. Since visual loss may not be present in the earlier stages of retinopathy, regular screening of persons with diabetes is essential to enable early intervention.
Contact your eye doctor right away if your vision changes the longer you have diabetes, the greater your risk of developing diabetic retinopathy suddenly or becomes blurry, spotty or hazy.