How Often Do I Need a Diabetic Eye Exam?
If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you should visit your optometrist as soon as possible for a comprehensive, diabetic eye exam. After that, you should visit at least once per year for a diabetic eye exam, though your optometrist may suggest you visit more often.
Many eye diseases associated with diabetes have no symptoms in the early stages, making an eye exam the best tool for early detection so treatment can begin as soon as possible.
OHIP covers one eye exam every 12 months for those with diabetes. Any necessary follow-up appointments are also covered.