I went to Boots Optician this morning for an eye test, not used their opticians before. The last time I went for an eye test [not a diabetic one] was three years ago, the reason being I thought my annual diabetic tests would pick up any problems whether diabetes related or not. Anyway, the optician was very thorough, several tests taking over half an hour, says I don't have glaucoma as field tests are normal, signs of cataracts which isn't uncommon for my age  but not to worry , made me an appointment for next year and only need go back before then if I notice changes in my eyesight. I have to say, googled when home as I thought the annual diabetic tests would have shown anything amiss, diabetes related or not. Had my last diabetic eye test in November and cataracts weren't mentioned, they said all was fine. One site said diabetic eye tests wouldn't include looking for things like this, another said they do . Hence my confusion. Do diabetic eye tests cover less than I thought ?