The Ocular Heath Centre is devoted to helping as many people as possible maintain the best vision that they can. One of the ways that we accomplish this is by offering all diabetic patients an OHIP covered Diabetic Retinopathy screening service. An appointment can be made at any of our three locations. In order to have an appointment booked we require a referral from one of the client’s health care providers. Here’s how.
Our screening appointments involve a quick series of non-invasive diagnostic tests that are all provided in office. Once this testing is completed the results are uploaded to our secure site. One of our ophthalmologists will access and assess the information. A report is then written informing the referring health care provider of the results. Patients may also request copies sent to other providers involved in their care.
The patient is notified by an Ocular Health Centre Team Member as to what the next steps are to their prevention, treatment or management of ocular pathology. This could include follow up appointments in office with the ophthalmologist or being referred on to an optometrist for yearly screening.