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If you have diabetes then it's crucial to visit our opticians for a specialist eye examination

Diabetes can seriously affect your vision and in worst cases may even cause blindness. For this reason, if you are one of the estimated 3.2 million people in the UK currently suffering from diabetes, then it's particularly important for you to regularly visit one of our experienced optometrists for a specialist diabetic eye examination.

As somebody who suffers from diabetes, you are more likely to develop cataracts (link to page), glaucoma and retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. It develops when high blood sugar levels damage cells found in the back of your eye – the area known as the retina. If left to develop, the damaged cells could lead to permanent blindness.

Unfortunately, diagnosing this condition is difficult as there are no obvious symptoms. Only experienced optometrists can detect early signs of the disease by looking at your retina using a specialist camera.

That is why visiting Eye Smile for a specialist diabetic eye examination is so important.

If you would like more information about diabetic retinopathy or how our specialised diabetic eye examinations could help you to fight the effects of diabetes, please call our friendly team today on 020 8755 7900. Alternatively you can send us an email to opticians@eyesmile.com.