Had an allergist as a pt the other day. He has been a diabetic for 20 or so years and I advised him it's important to have his eyes dilated every year to check for diabetic changes inside his eyes. He said he gets his eyes checked with an OMD yearly and never had any changes from diabetes found, but have had other "abnormal things" found. So I asked him what "abnormal things" were found. He then asked me if I was an Ophthalmologist, so I said no, I'm an optometrist. His next response was "then don't worry about it". It took me by surprise, so much that I really didn't know what to say. Just wanted to see what would my other fellow ODs say if you encounter the same situation.