Program Category: Diabetes Support

Diabetes Eye Screening Program – Teleophthalmology


Diabetes Eye Screening Program – Teleophthalmology

Reduce the possibility of diabetes-related damage to the eyes (retinopathy) which could result in vision loss through a yearly diabetes eye screening.

Who is eligible? :

  • Age 18+
  • Having any type of diabetes: gestational, type 1 or 2 diabetes
  • Have not had an eye exam with dilating drops in the past year
  • Referral from Doctor or Nurse Practitioner

Contact us at 416-461-2493 ext 2243 to determine eligibility.

What to expect

  • Screenings are FREE (OHIP is not required)
  • What to expect30 – 60 min exam done by a registered practical nurse, following these steps:
    1. Vision checked using eye chart (bring contacts or glasses if worn)
    2. Eye drops used to numb eyes and check eye pressure
    3. Eye drops used to enlarge (dilate) eyes if needed and take pictures of the back of the eye (retina)


After the screening

  • Pictures and data are sent electronically to an eye specialist who reviews them and sends a report to your primary care provider through our diabetes eye screening program.
  • Further eye care is arranged if needed for further check-ups or possible treatments.

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 and some optometrists working in and around Toronto.  More information can be found on the website of the College of Physicians & Surgeons or the College of Optometrists of Ontario.

As a client you can expect the following:

  • All programs and services are FREE
  • TTC or transportation support is available (depending on eligibility)
  • Programs and services are available in your language with advance notice
  • A support person is welcome to attend appointments with you

Where are Diabetes Eye Screening Programs located?

You do not need to be a client of Unison Health and Community Services to access the Teleophthalmology Program at this location.

Services are available at the following Unison Health and Community Services locations:

  • Lawrence Heights – 12 Flemington Road, Toronto
  • Bathurst-Finch – 540 Finch Avenue West, Toronto
  • Jane-Trethewey – 1541 Jane Street, Toronto
  • Keele-Rogers – 1651 Keele Street
  • Pathways to Education – Lawrence Square Mall, 700 Lawrence Avenue West, Suite 440B

For more information more about Diabetes Eye Screenings visit the Teleophthalmology Program’s website.

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Diabetes Eye Screening Program Locations in and around 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 Avenue, Suite 201, Etobicoke
2555 Dixie Road, Unit 7, Mississauga
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More InformationMon Sheong Home for Aged36 D'Arcy St, Toronto, ON M5T 1J7Get Connected
More InformationParkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (Parkdale Site)1229 Queen Street West, TorontoGet Connected
More InformationScarborough Academic Family Health Team521 Victoria Park Avenue, Main Floor, Toronto
2330 Kennedy Road, Suite 320, Scarborough
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More InformationSouth Riverdale Community Health Centre955 Queen Street East, TorontoGet Connected
More InformationSt. Michael's Sumac Creek Health Centre73 Regent Park Blvd, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7Get Connected
More Information TAIBU Community Health Centre 27 Tapscott Road, Unit 1, Scarborough, ON M1B 4Y7 Get Connected
More InformationUnison Health and Community Services Lawrence Heights - 12 Flemington Road, Toronto
Bathurst-Finch - 540 Finch Avenue West, Toronto
Jane-Trethewey - 1541 Jane Street, Toronto
Keele-Rogers - 1651 Keele Street
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More Information Women's College Hospital, Family Practice Health Team 76 Grenville St, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2Get Connected
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