Program Category: Diabetes Support

Diabetes Eye Screening Program – Teleophthalmology

Diabetes Eye Screening Program – Teleophthalmology

(Toronto Central Region)

Yearly diabetes eye screenings can reduce the risk of diabetes-related damage to the eye (retinopathy) which, left untreated, can cause vision loss.

For individuals over 18 years of age with type 1 or 2 diabetes (who have not had a diabetes eye screening in the last year).

What to expect

  • Screenings are FREE (OHIP is not required)
  • The painless, 60 minute screening is done by a registered practical nurse and has the following three steps:
    1. Vision is checked using an eye chart – contacts or glasses (if worn) needed for exam
    2. Eye is numbed using eye drops and eye pressure is checked
    3. Pupil is enlarged (dilated) using eye drops and pictures of the back of the eye (retina) are taken
  • Results of the exam are sent electronically (using telemedicine) to a retinal specialist who reviews the results and sends a report to the primary healthcare provider (doctor or nurse practitioner).
  • Further eye care is arranged if needed to repair damage.

Screening locations

The diabetes eye screening can be done at a number of different locations across the region. Specific location information can be found in the table below.

Diabetes eye screenings can also be done by a number of ophthalmologists in the region (visit the  for more information) and some optometrists in the Toronto Central Region (visit the  for more information) . More information can be found on with website of the College of Physicians & Surgeons or the College of Optometrists of Ontario.

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Teleophthalmology Program Locations in the Toronto Central RegionAddress
More InformationAnishnawabe Health Toronto225 Queen Street East, TorontoGet Connected
More InformationFlemingdon Health Centre10 Gateway Boulevard, TorontoGet Connected
More InformationLAMP Community Health Centre365 Evans Ave, Suite 201, Etobicoke
More InformationParkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (Parkdale Site)1229 Queen Street West, TorontoGet Connected
More InformationScarborough Academic Family Health Team / Victoria Health Centre521 Victoria Park Avenue, TorontoGet Connected
More InformationSouth Riverdale Community Health Centre955 Queen Street East, TorontoGet Connected
More InformationUnison Health and Community Services (All Sites)
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