Program Category: Chronic Conditions
Diabetes Eye Screening Program – Teleophthalmology
Yearly diabetes eye screenings can reduce the risk of diabetes-related damage to the eye (retinopathy) which, if left untreated, can cause blindness.
- A FREE painless diabetes eye exam using telemedicine
- The exam is a 3 step process:
- Vision is checked using an eye chart – contacts or glasses (if worn) needed for exam
- The eye is numbed using eye drops and eye pressure is checked
- The pupil is enlarged (dilated) using eye drops and pictures of the back of the eye (retina) are taken
- Results of the exam are sent (using telemedicine) to ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Brent who reviews the results and sends a report to the primary health care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner).
- Further eye care is arranged if needed to repair damage.
- Services available to people over the age of 18 with diabetes who have not had an eye screening in the last year.
- A referral is required from your a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner.
To determine if you are eligible contact our nurses at 416-461-2493 ext 276
Services are provided at the following locations:
- Anishnawabe Health Toronto
- Flemingdon Health Centre
- LAMP Community Health Centre – 2 locations
- Parkdale Community Health Centre
- Scarborough Academic Family Health Team – 2 locations
- South Riverdale Community Health Centre
- Unison Health and Community Services – 4 locations
As a client you can expect the following:
- All programs and services are FREE
- TTC or transportation support is available (depending on eligibility)
- Programs and services are available in your language with advance notice
- A support person is welcome to attend appointments with you
For more information visit www.eyescreening.ca
Diabetes Eye Screening Program - Teleophthalmology
- 955 Queen Street East
- Toronto, ON M4M 3P3