Questions for Your Eye Doctor

​​​​Here are helpful questions that you should ask your eye doctor if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy:
  • How often should I get my eyes examined?

  • Do you know how my vision will be affected now and in the future? Do you know if my vision will get worse?

  • Are there any signs or symptoms that I should watch for and notify you about?

  • Can I make any lifestyle changes to try to prevent further vision loss?

  • How do I make an appointment if I notice a significant change in my vision? What do I do if I cannot reach your office?

  • Can my diabetic retinopathy be treated? What are your recommendations? Are there any other options?

  • What are the benefits and risks associated with treatment? What is the success rate?

  • How will my vision be affected after treatment?

  • How soon should I have the treatment? Who will perform the treatment? Where will it take place?

  • Will my provincial health plan or my insurance cover the treatments? If not, how much will they cost?

  • What will happen if I do not pursue treatment and/or make lifestyle changes? What will happen if I do?

  • Do you have any written information or resources so I can learn more about diabetic retinopathy?

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