Everyone aged 12 or over should be part of the eye screening programme who:
Some people may reasonably be excluded from the programme if a health professional thinks that there would be no benefit from them attending screening. An exclusion can be permanent or temporary, and will depend on the needs of each person. If you would like more advice, speak to your GP or diabetes team, or contact us.
When you are diagnosed with diabetes, or you register with a GP in Wales for the first time, your GP or diabetes team will tell us so we can include you in the programme. We will then send you an invitation letter.
If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes and would like to contact us, please see the contact page. Please allow up to 12 weeks after your diabetes diagnosis before you get in touch.
If you might need help with your screening appointment please let us know. You should contact us before your appointment if any of the following apply.
If you have power of attorney for health and welfare for the person invited to the screening appointment, please bring ID and the power of attorney document to the clinic.
If you have transport difficulties, contact Patient Transport Services at your local hospital. They may be able to help you. Please note that the service cannot arrange transport for you to get home from the clinic, and there may not be enough room for you to stay there after your appointment while you wait for transport.