Glaucoma & Diabetes Screening

Nicknamed the ‘silent thief of sight’, if left untreated glaucoma causes blindness. 

It’s extremely important for diabetics to have a regular eye examination.

  • Glaucoma is where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged.
  • Fluid starts building up in the front part of the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye, in turn causing it to ‘pop’!
  • If your blood sugar levels and blood pressure are consistently high, you can seriously damage your blood vessels and there are lots of important blood vessels in your eyes. When the vessels are damaged they get blocked and leak and this in turn can lead to sight loss.
  • At every eye examination we will measure the pressure of your eyes and if found to be high we will recommend the necessary treatment plan which could include eye drops to lower the pressure or in some severe cases hospital referral for surgery.

Because most of its types typically cause no pain and produce no symptoms until noticeable vision loss occurs, it’s really important to have an eye examination, especially if you have a family history of glaucoma. 

It’s very unlikely that someone with diabetes will suddenly wake up blind as the damage is gradual. That’s why going to your eye screening appointments is so vital and we can help you manage yourself in between appointments with advice. 

We offer a full range of services to meet your eye care needs from a comprehensive eye health examination, contact lens consultations, as well as medical eye care.