Coronavirus update - June 2020

Limited screening appointments are now available for newly registered people with diabetes. Please contact a local accredited Optometry screening location for details.

Routine diabetic eye screening for people with existing diabetes will resume following Public Health England guidance shortly.

Please be aware that, due to social distancing and new safe working practices, the number of appointments will be reduced from what was previously available.

If you need to speak to someone urgently about Eye Screening, please contact our administration team on 0333 456 7887.

If you experience any issues with your eyes, please call your opticians or GP surgery for assistance. For emergency issues (eg sight threatening disease or eye injuries), please contact BMEC A&E on 0121 507 4440.

More information about Coronavirus is also available from University Hospitals Birmingham and the NHS.

Diabetes Building

About us

We provide free diabetic eye screening for patients throughout the Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country area. We also train screeners and graders from all over the country and abroad.

Patient information

Retinopathy and Screening Visit

Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in the working population. Why is it important to be screened? Where can I be screened? What happens when I go?

Training lab

Training Courses Overview

We provide screener and grader training at all levels and have courses tailored to your level.

Research and Audits

Research / Audits

We also produce and present audits on various subject linked to diabetic retinopathy and help with research.

Screening locations

Screening Locations

You can be screened at opticians and hospitals throughout Birmingham, Solihull, the Black Country and Wolverhampton. Find out where your local ones are here.



Information about the new Diploma for Health Screeners.

Patient Screening Survey

We are currently running a survey to get feedback from patients who have recently been screened. If you have, please could you take a couple of minutes to answer some quick questions for us.

Take Survey