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Please ensure you plan your transport arrangements as you should not drive away from your screening appointment. (The eye drops given during the appointment will blur your vision, which may invalidate your car insurance.)
If you want to travel by bus to your appointment, take a look at the local bus company websites for timetables and journey planners: First Group, c2c, Arrvia, Bus Times, Ensignbus, Stephensons, NIBS buses and Trusty bus
Please let us know (via the Booking Office) if any of the following conditions apply:
For more information prior to your appointment, please take a look at the national leaflets (available in different languages and easy read)
The Screener will perform a basic vision test using a standard chart. They will then put drops into your eyes to make the pupils bigger (this may sting for a few seconds) once your pupils are fully dilated and big enough to take good photographs (15 minutes), the Screener will then call you back to have your images taken. Typically, there will be 4 images taken per screen. The whole procedure on average will take 30-40 minutes.
The Screener will hand you the below form which details the drops provided to you at your appointment (click on leaflet to enlarge in a new browser window).
You will be sent a result letter as soon as images have been reviewed and graded; this is typically within a few days, some cases may take longer as more clinicians may need to review your images for quality assurance. We will state whether there is retinopathy present & whether a photographic follow up or further referral to an eye specialist is required.
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