Screening programmes

Diabetic Retina Screen

The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme is a government-funded screening programme that offers free, regular diabetic retinopathy screening to people with diabetes aged 12 years and older.

People with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. This is a common complication of diabetes which affects the small blood vessels in the lining at the back of the eye and can lead to deterioration in vision.

You can find more information on their website here or by contacting or 1800 45 45 55.