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Diabetic Eye Exam

MSP covers the cost for your annual diabetic eye exam. No referral needed! Diabetes can affect many parts of the eye. It can cause nearsightedness, farsightedness and premature presbyopia (the inability to focus on close objects). It can also result in cataracts, glaucoma, paralysis of the nerves that control the eye muscles or pupil and decreased corneal sensitivity. The most serious eye problem associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy. It can cause the blood vessels in the back of your eye to weaken and swell, resulting in blood leakage into the retina. If left untreated, it can cause blindness. However, there are measures you can take to help keep your eyes healthy such as booking your annual eye exam.