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Diabetes Eye Test

Only £9.99

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Diabetes Eye Test Service Rating
5/5

Our New Diabetes Screening Technology:

we are able to detect diabetes 7 years ahead, through your left eye we are able to detect specific crystals which show glucose traces.

Areas we service Diabetes Eye tests within Essex,

UK;Saffron Walden, Braintree, colchester, Harwich, clacton on Sea, Walton-on-naze, Harlow, Witham, Chelmsford, Billericay, Brentwood, Basildon, Grays, Southend-on-sea & Stansted.

How does it work?

Step 1

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’re 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%

 

step 2

how does diabetes and vision work together?

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.

step 3

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 is the leading cause of permanent blindness in patients under the age of 75.
  • With more than 7 million British citizens living with pre-diabetes and nearly 90% of them are unaware of it. 
  • Doctors are urging patients to be screened for early risk detection.
  • Early detection combined with proper intervention can lower visual complications caused by diabetes by up to 76%. 
  • NO OTHER TEST CAN IDENTIFY MORE ACCURATELY!

Frequently Asked Diabetes Tests Questions

 

Everyone with diabetes who is 12 years of age or over should receive a retinal examination once a year as part of the NHS’s 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.

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.

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’s well worth taking sunglasses with you. It is not advisable to drive until your pupils have returned to their normal size.

Instantly at the end of your diabetes test we will give you a print out explaining your screening and levels of glucose on your eyes.

Diabetes Eye Test Specialists

Diabetes eye test customer satisfaction
5/5
 We are one of the select number of opticians in the UK to have the latest technology in uncontrolled diabetes eye test detection.
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Our team of specialist mobile opticians can come to those who can’t visit us in-store unaccompanied due to a physical or mental illness or disability.


In order to be eligible for a home visit, you or someone you know might:

  • have a condition that stops you from leaving your home unaccompanied due to poor health, or

  • be living with a diagnosed mental health condition that prevents you from leaving your home without the assistance of another person, or

  • be housebound or bedbound due to a physical disability


What do we mean by a physical or mental illness?


There are many conditions and reasons why someone might not able to leave their home unaccompanied. It’s best to talk to us about your situation so we can determine if you do meet the criteria, but to try and help make it a little clearer, here are a few examples. 


Conditions may include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dementia
  • Severe arthritis
  • A diagnosed mental illness
  • A condition that affects your mobility
  • A condition that affects your short term memory
  • An illness that requires constant medication (for example, oxygen)
  • A temporary medical reason prohibiting you from leaving your home (such as vertigo)
  • A temporary illness that prevents a person from leaving the home unaccompanied
  • A medical professional has advised you not to leave home without help

Whatever the reason is, if you or someone you know can’t leave the home without the assistance of another person, then get in touch to find out if you’re eligible to have a home eye test.


Who qualifies for a free home eye test?


Those who have a physical or mental illness which prevent you from leaving your home unaccompanied.

Those who are eligible for free NHS-funded eye tests by checking the criteria below.

The majority of our customers qualify for a free NHS-funded eye test. 


See if you do by checking if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered as partially sighted or blind
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an optician
  • Aged 40 or over and have a family member diagnosed with glaucoma, or have a family history of glaucoma
  • Receiving benefit*
  • Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Named on a valid NHS HC2 certificate (full help). Those named on an NHS HC3 certificate (partial help) may also get help with the cost of a private eye test
  • Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (your optician will advise on the entitlement)


*You’re also entitled if you or your partner (including civil partner) receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving: Income Support, Income-related Employment, and Support Allowance, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.

Our team of specialist mobile opticians can come to those who can’t visit us in store unaccompanied due to a physical or mental illness or disability.

In order to be eligible for a home visit, you or someone you know might:

  • have a condition that stops you from leaving your home unaccompanied due to poor health, or

  • be living with a diagnosed mental health condition that prevents you from leaving your home without the assistance of another person, or

  • be housebound or bedbound due to a physical disability

What do we mean by a physical or mental illness?

There are many conditions and reasons why someone might not able to leave their home unaccompanied. It’s best to talk to us about your situation so we can determine if you do meet the criteria, but to try and help make it a little clearer, here are a few examples. Conditions may include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dementia
  • Severe arthritis
  • A diagnosed mental illness
  • A condition that affects your mobility
  • A condition that affects your short term memory
  • An illness that requires constant medication (for example, oxygen)
  • A temporary medical reason prohibiting you from leaving your home (such as vertigo)
  • A temporary illness that prevents a person from leaving the home unaccompanied
  • A medical professional has advised you not to leave home without help

Whatever the reason is, if you or someone you know can’t leave the home without the assistance of another person, then get in touch to find out if you’re eligible to have a home eye test.

Who qualifies for a free home eye test?

Those who have a physical or mental illness which prevents you from leaving your home unaccompanied.

Those who are eligible for free NHS-funded eye test by checking the criteria below.

The majority of our customers qualify for a free NHS-funded eye test. See if you do by checking if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered as partially sighted or blind
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an optician
  • Aged 40 or over and have a family member diagnosed with glaucoma, or have a family history of glaucoma
  • Receiving benefit*
  • Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Named on a valid NHS HC2 certificate (full help). Those named on an NHS HC3 certificate (partial help) may also get help with the cost of a private eye test
  • Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (your optician will advise on the entitlement)

*You’re also entitled if you or your partner (including civil partner) receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving: Income Support, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.

Who does not qualify for our home visit service?

No matter what condition you have, if you are physically able to leave your home on your own without needing help or assistance of another person, you will not qualify for a free NHS-funded home eye test.

We are also unable to visit patients in hospital.