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How to book a test

If you have diabetes and you're aged 12 or over, you’ll get a letter every year asking you to have an eye screening test.

You might need to call the number on the letter to tell them you can come for the test.

Sometimes you may have a choice of:

  • when you have the test
  • where you have the test – there may be more than 1 place to choose from in your area


Before you have the test, plan how you'll get there and back.

Do not drive yourself. You'll be given eye drops during the test that may make your sight blurry for a few hours.

If it’s been more than a year since your last test and you have not had a letter, tell either:


Tell your local eye screening service if you choose not to have the test. Their contact details are on the letter you get.