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Patient Survey

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and your primary care practice are conducting a survey about diabetic eye exams.  Your responses will help us identify if patients need additional information about the importance of eye exams and benefits available through your medical/vision insurance plan(s).  Thank you for your time.

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* 1. Select the primary care practice where you typically seek care:

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* 2. How often should you have a diabetic eye exam?

Patients with diabetes should have a diabetic eye exam:

Every two years
Every year if eye complications develop

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* 3. True or False? 
I will know if I have eye damage from diabetes because I will experience symptoms

Eye damage does NOT always cause symptoms, so it is important to be checked regularly.

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* 4. True or False? 
Diabetics should get the same kind of eye exam as non-diabetics

A diabetic eye exam is more extensive than a regular vision screening.

Patients should tell their eye care provider if they have diabetes.

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* 5. Did you know your medical insurance MAY cover a portion of your diabetic eye exam and reduce your cost?

Medical plans MAY include routine vision and USUALLY include diagnostic eye exam coverage. 

Contact Excellus BCBS to confirm benefit coverage.

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* 6. Which are eye complications from diabetes?  Check all that apply.

Blood sugar can damage your eyes, causing blurry vision or blindness.  This damage can also cause other conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts, which are often very costly to treat. 

It is important to treat damage as soon as possible and remember....damage does not always cause symptoms so it is important to be screened regularly.

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* 7. Your Diabetes Diagnosis

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