Test Your Eyes for Diabetes in Melbourne

Test Your Eyes for Diabetes in Melbourne

At The Eye Lab, we offer comprehensive eye testing for individuals with diabetes. Using retinal imaging techniques and visual acuity tests, our skilled optometrists can identify signs of diabetes-related complications, including diabetic retinopathy. Through timely detection of this potentially sight-threatening condition, we can initiate prompt treatment, effectively reducing the risk of vision loss. Trust us to safeguard your vision and offer the care you need.

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Diabetes is a chronic condition characterised by high blood sugar levels. It occurs when the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin (Type 1 diabetes) or cannot effectively use the insulin it produces (Type 2 diabetes). Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar levels.

If left untreated, diabetes can affect various organs and systems throughout the body, including the cardiovascular system, kidneys, nerves, and vision. In the eyes, elevated blood sugar can cause blood vessels in the retina to weaken, leading to a condition known as diabetic retinopathy. If left untreated, this can cause blurred or impaired vision, and even blindness.

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Why You Should Get Your Eyes Tested for Diabetes

Proper diabetes management should include regular eye tests to detect and address vascular changes early. Timely detection of diabetic retinopathy allows for early intervention and treatment, reducing the risk of vision loss and other complications. By maintaining regular eye tests, you can ensure the health of your eyes and preserve your vision.

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Why Choose The Eye Lab for Diabetes Eye Testing

At The Eye Lab, our skilled optometrists are experienced in conducting comprehensive eye exams for patients with diabetes. By using advanced retinal imaging techniques and visual acuity tests, we prioritise timely detection and prompt treatment of diabetes-related complications, aiming to reduce the risk of vision-threatening conditions. With our expertise and commitment to eye health, you can trust The Eye Lab to deliver personalised eye exams and, where necessary, guide you towards the best treatment options.

Book an Eye Test for Diabetes Today

You can book a diabetes eye test today, or call us on 0400 532 164, and speak directly with one of our knowledgeable team members.


How does an eye test detect diabetes?

An eye test for diabetes examines the retina for signs of diabetic retinopathy. Using advanced retinal imaging techniques, an optometrist can assess the blood vessels, look for swelling or leakage, and identify any abnormalities. These findings, combined with visual acuity tests and patient history, can help to detect diabetes and related complications.

How long does a diabetic eye test take?

The precise duration of a diabetic eye test varies with the individual’s unique circumstances. On average, you should expect the exam to take between 30 minutes and an hour.

How long after a diabetic eye test can you drive?

After an eye test that involves pupil dilation, it’s generally recommended to avoid driving for a few hours. Pupil dilation can temporarily impair vision, causing sensitivity to light and difficulty focusing on objects. These effects can last for several hours, varying from person to person. It’s essential to follow the advice of your optometrist and ensure that your vision has returned to normal before operating a vehicle.

Where to Find Us

You can find The Eye Lab in the vibrant hub of Newport, surrounded by local shops and cafes. Our practice is easily accessible by car and public transport, with parking available on-site and nearby.