Reduce the risk of vision loss from diabetes-related eye damage (retinopathy) by having an annual diabetes eye screening.
Screenings are FREE (OHIP is not required)
Who is eligible:
- Age 18+
- Having any type of diabetes: gestational, type 1 or 2 diabetes
- Have not had an eye exam with dilating drops in the last year
- Have a referral from your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
What to expect:
A 30 – 60 minute examination done by a registered practical nurse, which includes:
- Checking vision with and eye chart (please bring contacts or glasses if you use them).
- Applying eye drops to numb the eyes followed by an eye pressure test.
- Using eye drops to dilate the eyes, if necessary, and capturing images of the retina at the back of the eye.
After the screening:
- Images and information are sent electronically to an eye specialist. They will review them and send a report to your primary care provider through our diabetes eye screening program.
- Additional eye care appointments will be organized if there is a need for more in-depth assessment or possible treatments.
Current screening locations:
- Flemingdon Health Centre
- LAMP Community Health Centre
- Mon Sheong, Home for the Aged
- Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
- South Riverdale Community Health Centre
- Unison Health and Community Services
- TTC or transportation support is available (depending on eligibility)
- A support person is welcome to attend appointments with you
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South Riverdale CHC
- 955 Queen Street East
- Toronto, ON M4M 3P3
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South Riverdale Community Health Centre, 955 Queen Street East
955 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario