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A 38-year-old male asked:

Eye prescription change of from 2.75 power to over 4.0 power in 3 years. i should get a physical to check for diabetes and other conditions?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Prescription change: Your spectacle prescription can change normally with aging, & over 3 years with a 1.25 diopter change is not really unusual. Of course it should be verified to be working well for improving your vision. Sometimes a prescription is made too strong. If you have other systemic symptoms, such as excessive thirst, hunger, urination, weight loss, low energy, a primary care doc can run some tests 4 DM.

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Last updated Aug 14, 2015

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