Diabetes & The Eye

Diabetes can affect your health in many ways including your eyes and vision. People with diabetes are at increased risk of eye problems and it is recommended that they have an eye check at least every 2 years.

At Melbourne Eyecare Clinic, we provide comprehensive eye exams for people with diabetes. This typically involves, assessing your visual function and glasses/contact lens prescription and checking your eye health thoroughly with a dilated fundus examination. During the exam, we also use several imaging technologies to detect the earliest signs of diabetic retinopathy.

People with diabetes are at risk of developing several eye conditions/disorders including:

  • Fluctuations to vision and spectacle prescription
  • Increased dry eye symptoms and intolerance to contact lenses
  • Double vision
  • Diabetic retinopathy which can be sight threatening
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma

We can screen for and treat many of these conditions. We have an established relationship with local ophthalmologists in the private and public system and can provide timely referrals to tertiary care when needed.

People with diabetes are often managed by many different health care practitioners. We believe in good communication with your relevant health care providers and often participate in Team Care Arrangements.

BOOK NOW to arrange your next diabetic check-up at Melbourne Eyecare

Contact Us

Melbourne Eyecare Clinic

200 Berkeley St,
Carlton 3053
Phone: 03 9035 6666
Email: uni-eyecare@unimelb.edu.au

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 5.00 pm

Public holidays subject to change.