Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

People with diabetes are at risk of an eye disease known as diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy leads to changes at the retina, the back of the eye, which can cause partial or severe loss of vision if left untreated. Occasionally, despite good vision, you may have diabetic retinopathy and be unaware of it.  

The national programme for diabetic retinopathy eye screening aims to reduce the number of people affected by sight threatening retinopathy. The NHS advises all diabetics to be screened using digital photography on an annual basis by accredited centres.


This screening is FREE to anyone with diabetes (your GP will need to register you). The screening is carried out by taking digital photographs of the back of each eye. The photographs are reviewed by trained screening staff and appropriate action is taken. Recommendation for an annual eye screening may be required or referral and possible treatment may be needed at a hospital clinic.

Our Sparkhill and Acocks Green Branches are accredited to carry out this free NHS service.

If you would like to arrange an appointment or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Acocks Green
Call on: 0121 706 6604

Call on: 0121 773 2047

Email at: info@banksopticians.co.uk