Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
A once yearly retinal screening appointment (eye check) is carried out to identify early signs of diabetic retinopathy. If allowed to develop, diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness.
For this reason, it is important to attend your retinal screening once a year.
Do I qualify for diabetic retinopathy screening?
Everyone with diabetes who is 12 years of age or over should receive a retinal examination once a year as part of the NHS’s retinal screening programme.