Diabetes is increasing in presentation these days and it is estimated 2 million people will be diagnosed with diabetes in Australia in the coming years. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and up to 60% of cases could be prevented by adequate exercise and diet. Diabetes affects the circulation of the body and since the retina requires a high blood supply, the compromise of circulation seen in diabetes can have devastating effects on your vision.
Your Eye Envy optometrist will always thoroughly examine your retina every visit to ensure your eye health is not affected. We have the latest in digital retinal photography to document the health of your eyes to ensure accurate monitoring of your eye health.
For those with diabetes, we work closely with your general practitioner to maintain your eye health and provide them with details as part of your care plan.