Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and can cause blindness if not treated. This may be prevented if any changes in your eyes are detected early enough.

The Diabetic Eye Screening Programme invite patients annually to attend a screening clinic either at their local surgery or a nearby community hospital.

A specialist will take a photo of the back of your eye, your retina and will look for any changes. This free test is different to the checks carried out by an optician.

If you notice any slight changes between appointments it’s important to contact your optometrist or GP.

Last updated: February 28, 2019