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What happens during screening? 

The screening test usually takes around 30 minutes.

At your appointment, screening staff will:

  • Explain the screening process and record your details and level of sight
  • Administer eye drops to make your pupils larger, so the retina can be seen more clearly
  • Take digital photographs of your retina (the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the inner eye that acts rather like a film in a camera)

Please note that the photograph is painless and the camera does not come into contact with the eye. However, the eye drops may cause some stinging for a few seconds and blurred vision for between two to six hours after the test

Page Last Updated: 3/18/2015 3:44 PM 
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