BaNES, Swindon & Wiltshire
Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

BaNES, Swindon & Wiltshire

The BaNES, Swindon & Wiltshire diabetic eye screening programme screens people for diabetic retinopathy. This page offers general information to people with diabetes about how to book a diabetic eye screening appointment and what will happen at their diabetic eye screening appointment.

The service covers the following CCGs: Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire. Our aim for the programme is to provide a unified, high quality, safe service in line with national guidance across the region. This page is your programme's dedicated patient portal, providing you with all the information you need for your diabetic eye screening appointment

Programme Manager

Louise Stevens

Appointment

Eye screening is a key part of diabetes care to check for diabetic retinopathy a condition that can lead to sight loss if it's not detected early and treated. All diabetic patients in the UK aged 12 and over should have an annual screening appointment. For more information about diabetic eye screening please visit NHS choices.

Your screening appointment in 6 easy steps:

Taking a history - your details will be checked to make sure the information on the system is up to date and correct.

Testing Visual Acuity - we record how good the level of your sight is. If you wear glasses for your distance vision, you will need to bring these to your appointment.

Dilation Drops – the eye drops make your pupils larger to ensure the images we capture are clear. The eye drops can cause blurriness and sensitivity to light for up to 6 hours – do not drive in this time.

Photographing The Eye – we use our camera to photograph different areas of the back of your eye.

Grading – the images taken of your eyes will be assessed after your appointment.

Results – you will usually receive your results 4 – 6 weeks after the appointment.

Appointments & Enquiries

BaNES, Swindon & Wiltshire Appointments & Booking Office

NPS Care 1 Kings Court Business Park Charles Hastings Way, Worcester Worcestershire WR5 1JR

Tel: 01225 582 300 Email: