St. Mary Senior “Coffee Talk” Presents Diabetes and the Eye Lecture
2010-06-10 · By Editor
Join the St. Mary Medical Center Senior Health Program for their free monthly, Coffee Talk…with the Doc series on Thursday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m.
The lecture Diabetes and the Eye will be presented by Drs. Ravi Menghani and Grace Richter. The doctors will discuss eye care and its importance for aging individuals. Eye care is particularly important for anyone with diabetes, the leading cause of blindness in adults aged 20 to 74.
As adults age, proper eye care is essential because many eye diseases, such as glaucoma, have no obvious early symptoms. However, early detection and treatment can greatly reduce the risk of partial or complete blindness.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends complete eye exams every year or two. Seniors with certain medical conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure, may need even more frequent exams.
The St. Mary Senior Health Center is a community program designed to help seniors manage medical and health-related issues in a comfortable and friendly setting. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
The Coffee Talk…with the Doc series takes place in the Health Enhancement Center at 1055 Linden Avenue. For more information about Diabetes and the Eye or to reserve a seat at the lecture, contact 1-888-4STMARY (888-478-6279).