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Canadian Diabetes Association Recommends Annual Eye Exams For All Diabetic Patients

  • man-diabetes-testA recent announcement by the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) revealed that 6 million Canadians have “pre-diabetes” and 25% of those people will likely progress to Type II Diabetes in 3-5 years.
  • New CDA clinical guidelines emphasize early identification & treatment of patients at risk.
  • 3.4 million Canadians currently have diabetes and the prevalence is estimated to increase 44% by 2025
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness due to Diabetic Retinopathy in Canadian adults.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy commonly exists at the time of diagnosis (60%) in Type II diabetics and 30% will have diabetic retinopathy within 5 years.
  • For this reason any person with the diagnosis of diabetes or “pre-diabetes” is strongly recommended to get routine annual eye exams which includes Digital Retinal Imaging.
  • It is important to send a Diabetic Eye Report following every eye exam to your Family Doctor. Optomeyes will send this free of charge.

Canadian Diabetic Association

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Personal Message from Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson regarding COVID-19

Considering the evolving situation of COVID-19, we feel it is our responsibility to prioritize the health of our community members during this critical time and do what we can to minimize the opportunity for transmission. As a result, we have made the decision to close our physical clinic and provide only virtual appointments & emergency referrals until further notice.

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Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times. We are hopeful that this will be a temporary measure, and will be monitoring the situation carefully. Please take care of yourselves & each other, and we hope to see you soon!

Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson