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DIABETIC EYE EXAMS

Diabetes can affect many parts of the eyes and in some cases,

is first detected during an eye exam.

Unmanaged diabetes can lead to vision changes, cataracts, glaucoma, and other conditions that can cause vision loss.

Man Doing Blood Test

High blood glucose levels can start to damage the retina’s blood vessels causing them to bleed and leak. This condition is called diabetic retinopathy and is one of the most common eye diseases that occur due to unregulated diabetes.

 

How often should I get my eyes examined?

It is important that patients who have diabetes visit their optometrist yearly

or sooner if new symptoms arise. OHIP covers one comprehensive eye exam

every 365 days for those diagnosed with diabetes.

Book your diabetic eye exam today!