How often should I visit my optometrist if I have diabetes?

Patients with diabetes are encouraged by their primary care physicians to visit their optometrist yearly. Depending on the level of control and/or years of the diabetes, recommendations can be made on how often follow-up appointments should be considered. If you are experiencing fluctuating vision, blurry vision or loss of vision and you have diabetes, it is very important to visit an optometrist as soon as possible.