I have

Diabetes...

but I won't let this lead to blindness!

Do you have diabetes?

Are your blood sugar levels poorly controlled?

Do you smoke?

Do you have high blood pressures or cholesterol levels?

If you answer yes to any of the questions above,

you could be 1 in around 1.7 million Australians with diabetes.

Why is Diabetic 

Retinopathy a Concern?

Because if uncontrolled,

it can lead to blindness.

Diabetes is the fastest-growing chronic disease in Australia. According to Diabetes Australia, 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That's one person every 5 minutes! Anyone with diabetes (type 1, type 2 or gestational) is at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy.

The early stages of diabetic retinopathy usually have no symptoms,

but your optometrist can detect this with a dilated eye exam.

Certain Risk Factors that Place You at Greater Risk

of Developing Diabetic Retinopathy

How Diabetic Retinopathy Can Be Devastating To Your Sight

Normal Vision

Diabetic Retinopathy

Why Choose Us to Do Your Diabetic Retinopathy Test?

Optometrists Who Care About Your Eyes

Our optometrists all maintain a high level of clinical excellence. They are dedicated to keeping up to date with the latest research to provide a comprehensive, individualised eye examination for all our patients.

Appointment Times Convenient For You

Our Eyecare Plus practices are open 7 days a week, have access to convenient shopping centre parking and you can book in at a time that fits in with your busy life. No excuse not to look after your eyes!

Co-Managing

With Your Eye Specialist

Our optometrists work closely with your eye specialist to look after patients at risk for diabetic retinopathy and other eye diseases. We use all the latest equipment at our practices to help detect, diagnose and monitor eye diseases even before symptoms become apparent.

What Our Diabetic Retinopathy Check Up Plus Test Includes

DILATED FUNDUS EXAMINATION

This is mandatory and necessary test performed in all diabetic patients in order for the optometrist to better assess the retina for any diabetic damage to the retina.

slit lamp examination

Determines the absence or presence cataracts and of new blood vessels on the iris. Gonioscopy may be performed if there is suspicion of this happening.

Digital retinal imaging (DRI)

Digital Retinal Imaging (DRI) provides us with a scan showing the back of the eye...

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

A specialised scan that uses the properties of light waves to build a digital 3D cross-sectional model...