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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:

Try this search if you need to find an optometrist. Or you may want to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor and surgeon) in Christchurch, Nelson, or Dunedin. 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.

General practice team

If you need to find a GP, you can search on the West Coast PHO's website.

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Information provided by the Canterbury DHB. Adapted by the West Coast DHB. Page created May 2015.

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Low vision


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