On average one in three people with diabetes will develop some form of diabetes eye disease. That’s a sobering statistic but here is the good news. Early detection and timely treatment can prevent the majority of diabetes-related vision loss.
Specsavers is a proud founding partner of KeepSight which is a diabetes eye screening initiative designed to tackle diabetes-related blindness in Australia.
Three years since it began, we know we are already making a difference. Already more than 240,000 people with diabetes are registered to receive reminders when their diabetes eye checks are due. That’s nearly a quarter of a million Australians who may avoid vision problems just by having regular checks. Together, we can shift the dial on diabetes vision loss in Australia.