Diabetic eye screening 2Overview

  • Diabetic eye screening is a test to check for eye problems caused by diabetes.
  • Eye problems caused by diabetes are called diabetic retinopathy. This can lead to sight loss if it’s not found early.
  • The eye screening test can find problems before they affect your sight.
  • Pictures are taken of the back of your eyes to check for any changes.
  • If you have diabetes and you're aged 12 or over, you'll get a letter asking you to have your eyes checked at least once a year.

You can get other versions of diabetic eye screening information, including an easy read guide, an audio guide and guides in other languages.

Page last reviewed: 23/10/2018
Next review due: 23/10/2018