Diabetes

In addition to regular eye examinations, people living with Diabetes can protect their eyesight with these steps:

    1. Keep blood sugar levels under tight control.
      People who keep these levels closer to normal are
      less likely to have retinopathy. Keeping HbA1c
      under 7% helps prevent ALL complications of
      Diabetes, not just Diabetic Retinopathy.
    1. Control high blood pressure. High blood pressure
      can make eye problems worse; blood pressure
      should be 130/80 or lower
    1. Smokers should quit as smoking is a risk factor
      for Macular Degeneration
    1. Regular Diabetic eye examinations with retinal scans should occur at least once a year even if there are no vision problems.

For more information visit www.diabetesaustralia.com.au.

All Diabetics should have their eyes tested, including a retinal scan, at least every year.

If you are overdue for your eye exam and retinal scan, please contact us for an appointment. Please look after your eyes. We are committed to giving the best possible eye care to you.  For a thorough eye examination book online today.