New partnership launched with Leeds and Mid Yorkshire NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.
Leeds United Football Club are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Leeds and Mid Yorkshire NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.
The partnership will involve a close relationship between the Leeds United Sports College and a number of other local screening programmes, including; AAA screening, Bowel Screening and Breast Screening.
Claire Hirst, Assistant Manager for the Leeds and Mid Yorkshire NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Leeds United and look forward to developing a strong partnership with the club and Sports College as we aim to raise as much awareness around the various screening programmes we deliver.
“As a team we are really keen to get as many people as possible with diabetes to visit us for their eye screening to give them the best chance of having good vision for the rest of their lives. The screening appointment takes no more than 45 minutes and it will ensure that any changes related to diabetes are picked up as early as possible.”
If you have diabetes and are aged 12 or over, you will receive a letter inviting you to have your eyes checked at least once a year. During the appointment you will have photographs taken of the back of your eyes that will check for any changes year on year.
Screening clinics are held at a variety of local venues throughout the coverage area (Leeds and Mid Yorkshire). For further details of the services available, please contact the screening team via telephone on 01924 541217, via email at WAKCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit them online here.
Why is eye screening important?
• Diabetic eye screening is important as it helps to prevent sight loss (blindness)
• Because you have diabetes, you are at risk of diabetic eye disease
• Screening can detect diabetic eye disease early
• You would not notice changes to your vision in the early stages of diabetic eye disease
• Screening Saves Sight