If You Have Diabetes, Ensure You Have Your Eyes Examined Annually
People with diabetes have a greater risk for certain eye diseases including an increased risk for cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, which damages the blood vessels in the retina (and other parts of the eye) causing irreparable vision loss.
There Is No Reason Not to Get Annual Eye Exams
An eye exam is painless and enables us to get an accurate picture of your eye health. If you have diabetes, Alberta Health Care provides coverage for annual eye exams.
Advanced diabetic eye disease should be managed by an ophthalmologist specializing in this care. We can arrange a referral if required or requested.