All diabetics are invited for screening annually by the screening service. They are provided with a list of practices that provide the service.
Patients may elect to have their sight test and screening done at the same time at one of those practices and others have their eye test at their own opticians and have screening only at a provider.
All patients are dilated and photographs taken, these are then graded by the Optician and uploaded to the central database where a certain percentage are second graded by a different practitioner. The patient will then receive an outcome letter within 2-4 weeks.
A list of accredited practices is here