Diabetes Eye Screening Program – Teleophthalmology

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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:

Additional services:

  • TTC or transportation support is available (depending on eligibility)
  • A support person is welcome to attend appointments with you

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Program Details

Organization Contact
  • South Riverdale CHC

  • 955 Queen Street East
  • Toronto, ON    M4M 3P3
  • [email protected]
  • 416-461-2493
Program Locations

Toronto Region

South Riverdale Community Health Centre, 955 Queen Street East

955 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario

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