There’s No Sugarcoating the Effect Diabetes Has on the Eyes
Diabetes is a systemic disease that affects how your body produces or uses insulin. Insulin is a natural hormone produced by the pancreas and helps process sugar in your bloodstream into energy. Without insulin, sugar remains in the bloodstream and can damage your entire system.
Diabetic eye exams focus on detecting signs of eye diseases caused by diabetes and aims to prevent them from causing long-term vision impairments. If you have diabetes, you must undergo annual eye exams to preserve your vision. Please call us to book your appointment or ask questions about our diabetic eye exam process.
Your ocular health is vital, and diabetes puts it at risk. To ensure those who need this essential eye care get it, OHIP covers the cost of an eye exam for insured individuals with specific health conditions like diabetes. OHIP also pays for any related follow-up appointments you may need before your next eye exam.