CLEAR PATH EARLY Diabetes Detection Eye Exam

Now offered at Templeman Opticians

CLEARPATH technology, developed by Harvard University, provides a six second scan to indicate if you鈥檙e at risk for diabetes up to 7 years before symptoms display! Early detection and intervention that lead to lifestyle changes reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy by 76%

We are one of the select number of opticians in the UK to have the latest technology in uncontrolled diabetes detection.

Early Detection of Diabetic Risk

The CDC reports that 27.8% of people with diabetes are not diagnosed. People with diabetes are at higher risk of serious health complications INCLUDING blindness.

Diabetes and vision problems are both intricately intertwined. Diabetes, whether Type 1 or Type 2, can cause a myriad of complications in the eye including diabetic retinopathy, early onset cataracts, shifts in refractive error, or even blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the breakdown of the walls of blood vessels within the retina leading to bleeding or accumulation of fluid. The two main factors associated with diabetic retinopathy are duration and control of diabetes. Even with strict control, all diabetes should have a yearly comprehensive eye exam with dilation to evaluate for possible complications.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Diabetes is the leading cause of permanent blindness in patients under the age of 75.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 With more than 7 million British citizens living with pre-diabetes and nearly 90% of them are unaware of it.聽

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Doctors are urging patients to be screened for early risk detection.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Early detection combined with proper intervention can lower visual complications caused by diabetes by up to 76%.聽


Don’t worry, with our new technology,聽we are able to detect diabetes 7 years ahead, through your left eye we are able to detect specific crystals which show glucose traces. 聽

Do I qualify for diabetic retinopathy screening?

Everyone with diabetes who is 12 years of age or over should receive a retinal examination once a year as part of the NHS鈥檚 retinal screening programme. If you are concerned that you may be developing retinopathy, check for retinopathy symptoms and see your GP.

Ask your GP or healthy centre if you have not received an invitation to have a retinopathy screening appointment.

What happens at the retinopathy screening?

The optician will take a photo of your retina.

To do this they will need to clearly see into as much of the back of your eye as possible.

To enable them, to do this they will give you eye drops which will expand your pupils. It may take up to 20 minutes for the pupils to get large enough.

The eye drops can sting a bit so just be ready. Try to keep your eyes open as best you can to avoid having to having to have additional attempts.

The fluid needs to cover the centre of your eye to make your pupils larger.

When your pupils are sufficiently expanded the optician will sit you down in front of a machine which will take the photograph of the retina in each of your eyes.

Your eyes must be fully open for a good photograph to be achieved. Be aware that it may take a few attempts to get the photograph just right.

As well as taking a retinal photo, you will also have your sight measured.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

If you wear glasses, bring these with you to the appointment. It is also advisable to bring sunglasses with you to help on the way home. When your pupils expand, lights will become brighter.

Even crossing the road or driving can be quite difficult with dilated (expanded) pupils so it鈥檚 well worth taking sunglasses with you. It is not advisable to drive until your pupils have returned to their normal size.

When will I get the retinopathy screening results?

The photographs need to be examined in detail to be able to advise on the condition of your retina. Some opticians may give you a rough idea on the day but you should not expect them to. You will receive the results of your screening by letter.


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