Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that refers to the group of diseases that lead to high blood glucose levels due to defects in either insulin production or insulin action in the body. Diabetes can damage blood vessels around the body. When the small blood vessels inside the eye get damaged, this is referred to as diabetic retinopathy.
In many areas there are local arrangements by the NHS for diabetic retinopathy screening. This screening service usually involves a measurement of how well you can see and retinal photographs. The results are then forwarded to your GP.
At Silverman Opticians our diabetic eye examinations go that little bit further
and give you a comprehensive assessment of your eyes. A diabetic eye examination will include:
- Consultation with a specialist optometrist
- A measurement of your vision
- Tests to determine if your eyes are out of focus and require spectacles
- Tests to determine how well your eyes are coordinating together
- Dilated retinal examination using both digital retinal photography and the latest clinical techniques
- Measurement of your eye pressure
- Measurement of your visual field
- An eye health check to detect any other problems not related to diabetes
- INSTANT results
- Comprehensive report to GP