Diabetes Eye Screening Ottawa (DESO)

Centretown Community Health Centre, in collaboration with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the Eye Institute, now offers community-based eye screening at no cost to eligible clients who have a diagnosis of diabetes (Type 1, 2) and have not had a diabetic retinopathy eye exam within the past 12 months. The target populations are Mandarin-speaking Chinese and French-speaking African & Caribbean immigrants in Ottawa.  Support, interpretation and materials are available for clients who speak French and Mandarin. *Clients outside the target populations can be referred to DESO. Nonetheless, booking preference will be to clients within the target population during the pilot phase of the program. See promotional materials available in English, French and Chinese.