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If you or someone you know has diabetes, having regular eye exams and testing to prevent vision loss from diabetic retinopathy is an important part of your care. adidas zx flux pas cher Please schedule a diabetic eye exam by calling The Eye Clinic of Texas, buy ff14 gil an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, or visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.
The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.