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KeepSight Recognises Top-Performing Optometrist

Ipswich-based optometrist Elle Carson has been recognised by KeepSight for her commitment to supporting people living with diabetes.

KeepSight is Australia’s diabetes eye check reminder program, an initiative of Diabetes Australia in collaboration with the eye sector.

KeepSight’s top performer award shines an annual spotlight on the profession of optometry and the contribution of optometrists worldwide to increasing access to eye health care as a human right.

Ms Carson, an optometrist at Specsavers Ipswich, consistently flags people with diabetes when they present for an eye check, offering people the opportunity to be registered with KeepSight.

Diabetes Australia acting Group Chief Executive Officer Taryn Black said it was fantastic to see dedicated optometrists like Ms Carson committing to reducing the incidence of vision loss for people with diabetes through their efforts to ensure people were receiving regular eye checks.

“We know that most vision loss from diabetes is preventable with regular diabetes eye checks and that KeepSight reminders, coupled with optometry reminders, dramatically improve adherence to prescribed checks.

“I’d like to extend my congratulations and thanks to Ms Carson. As a top performing optometrist, she has shown exceptional dedication to diabetes eye health, and we are proud to recognise her achievements.

“Optometrists play a pivotal role in administering regular eye examinations among people with diabetes and their work is invaluable in preventing vision loss and maintaining good eye health,” Ms Black said.