Your result

You'll get a letter about your result within 6 weeks of having an eye screening test.

Tell your GP surgery if you do not get a letter within 6 weeks.

There are 3 types of result.

No eye changes

This is called no retinopathy.

This means:

Some changes to your eyes

This is called background retinopathy.

This means:

Eye damage that could affect your sight

This is called referable retinopathy.

This means:


Sometimes the pictures of your eyes may not be clear enough to give a result. If this happens, you'll be asked to have another test.

Page last reviewed: 7 September 2022
Next review due: 7 September 2025