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How can I look after my eyes?

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There are things you can do to prevent diabetes eye disease, or keep it as mild as possible to protect your vision. Make sure you:

You can see an optometrist. Or you may want to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor and surgeon). While you will not need to pay for a diabetes eye check as part of the retinal screening programme, you will have to pay for other services from an optometrist or ophthalmologist.

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Written by Canterbury optometrists. Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Ophthalmology, Canterbury DHB. Page created April 2015.

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