On this episode we have a candid conversation with Dr. Marilyn Hernandez, OD. on the overall prevalence for visual impairment in the Latino community in particular to it's relationship with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2 and how Latinos are at higher risk for diabetic eye disease, Retinopathy, which is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness.
Dr. Marilyn Hernandez completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry. After graduating optometry school, Dr. Hernandez completed a one- year residency program with a concentration in Ocular Disease and Primary Eye Care at Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital in Sacaton, Arizona, where she served the Native American population of the greater Phoenix area. Currently she practices in Southern California where she provides comprehensive eyecare to all her patients including treating ocular disease, managing diabetic eye disease, and fitting specialty contact lenses.