If you have diabetes, getting a retinal eye exam is an easy—and important—way to check for nerve damage to your eyes called diabetic retinopathy. The condition, which can go unnoticed until patients experience vision loss, can lead to blindness.
A retinal eye exam is needed once a year if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, and usually every other year if you haven’t. The exam uses a high-quality digital camera. It’s fast and easy, and you don’t need to have your eyes dilated.
You can get a screening as part of an in-person primary care visit at the following medical offices: Bellevue, Bellevue-Factoria, Bothell-Northshore, Burien, Kent, Lynnwood, Olympia, Puyallup, Seattle-Capitol Hill, Seattle-Downtown, Seattle-Northgate, Seattle-Rainier, Silverdale, Spokane-Lidgerwood, Spokane-Veradale, Tacoma, and Tacoma South. Find these locations.
March 2017—Kaiser Permanente's acquisition of Group Health Cooperative became final last month. This means that Group Health is now a part of Kaiser Permanente. And, Group Health Eye Care’s name has changed to Kaiser Permanente Eye Care.
Good news: Kaiser Permanente is investing in our member experience, including upgrades to our clinics, technology, access, and more. We look forward to sharing more about these changes.
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