Still & Bedford Opticians Bournemouth

Diabetic Eye Screening

Diabetic retinopathy can affect anyone who has diabetes and generally has no obvious visual symptoms until it is well advanced. It is the leading cause of blindness for people in the UK aged 16 to 65. Annual diabetic eye screening checks for the early signs of retinopathy - the earlier it's detected the more likely treatment will be successful.

Patients with diabetes should have two different eye examinations, diabetic eye screening and a full sight test.

Diabetic Eye Screening Update (March 2017)

NHS England has contracted a new provider to supply the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme across Dorset from 1st April 2017.

If you are due to have your eyes screened in April, the new provider will issue your appointment letter in March. They will initially invite you to your closest venue; the letter will explain how you can call to request a different appointment at a venue, date and time of your choice.

If you have any questions about the new service, here are the new contact details and they will be happy to help:

Booking Office number: 01305 898 600
Website: www.despdorset.co.uk

NHS Sight Tests for Diabetic Patients

Diabetic patients are still eligible for a full sight test with us, funded by the NHS, usually every 2 years.

Please contact us if you have any questions.