Diabetic retinal screening
Protecting your eye health and vision
An annual retinal screening may be covered under your health plan at $0 out-of-pocket. The screening helps find changes in the blood vessels that can lead to a common, yet preventable, form of blindness—diabetic retinopathy. A yearly screening is especially important for people who have diabetes. With early detection, you can explore treatments to help protect your vision.
Diabetic retinopathy affects 1 in 3 adults with diabetes
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
About your diabetic retinal screening
The screening involves taking images of the retina and surrounding blood vessels in your eyes. There is no need to dilate your pupils, and the process only takes a few minutes to complete. Imaging results must be shared with your doctor or eye specialist.