Did you know that having diabetes increases your risk of losing your sight?

It is down to a complication called diabetic retinopathy, which occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the back of your eye.

Regular eye tests

Former Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave CBE has recently spoken out about the link between diabetes and sight loss after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes himself.

Regular eye tests can actually help identify diabetes in the first place, and – alongside annual diabetic eye screening appointments – can monitor any changes in your eye over time.

Book a test online today

Faiz Parkar, ophthalmic director at Specsavers Walthamstow in the High Street, said: ‘Getting your sight tested regularly really matters as it can detect a number of conditions which can affect your eyes and your general health.

‘We recommend everyone is tested every two years from the age of three unless they have been told to be tested more often. So if it has been a while, why not book a test online with us today.’

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