Keeping your diabetes under control is important to your general health, but did you know it could affect your eyes too?

Having diabetes means that you are at a much greater risk of sight loss than someone without the condition - but the eye health experts at Specsavers Bexhill in Western Road are here to help.

Regular sight checks

Diabetic retinopathy can occur when high blood sugar damages the back of the eye, but with regular sight checks it can be identified and managed alongside your diabetes.

Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, a former Olympic champion, has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes himself – and is now speaking out about the need to look after your eyes.

True Olympic legend

Rob Lofting, store director in Bexhill, said: ‘We were delighted to hear that Sir Steve Redgrave had decided to speak out about the link between diabetes and sight loss, and the need for regular eye tests.

‘He is a true Olympic legend, and we hope his story will encourage others to take their eye health seriously.’

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