Fast and Convenient Point-of-Care Screening and Services

The Digital Health Program is a service of UC Berkeley’s Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science. We provide diabetic retinopathy screening services to over a hundred health clinics and organizations throughout California.

EyePACS is a Level 3 American Telemedicine Association-approved screening program, which means it has been validated scientifically for the grading of diabetic retinopathy. Level 1 and 2 programs are not validated scientifically.

Guidance in Retinal Camera Selection and Purchase

Our system is compatible with virtually any retinal camera you may have, but not all retinal cameras are created equal! For instance, handheld cameras just don’t measure up yet (they will someday, but not yet). We have extensive experience and knowledge in helping you choose the right equipment for a successful and effective Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (DRS). If possible, we recommend you contact us before you purchase.

Timely Interpretation

Interpretation of diabetic retinal images by credentialed eye care providers, typically within 24 hours of the patient’s screening visit.

Diagnosis and Recommendation

Evidence-based diagnosis and recommendations regarding diabetic retinopathy status as well as other incidental eye conditions.

Staff Training and Education

Training, certification, clinic support and quality assurance for contracted clinics. Education for patients and providers with actual patient images and diagnosis.


Point-of-care telehealth programs significantly increase retinal screening/ HEDIS rates, and can significantly reduce costs. Specifically:

  • Digital Diabetic Retinopathy Screening can increase rates of compliance with retinal screening of all patients by 50% or more.
  • Particularly effective in raising rates amongst the uninsured.
  • Significantly decreases patient wait times for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening.
  • Point-of-care telehealth programs significantly decrease costs.


We work with a number of insurers in California. Contact us for more information on insurance and billing.

EMR Integration

The EyePACS system seamlessly connects to many popular electronic medical record (EMR) or other information systems via standards-compliant, bidirectional, secure, scalable and robust interfaces.

Clinic Locations

Click on the map below to see the location of all of our clinic partners.

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Roadmap to a Successful Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program

We’ve developed a roadmap for a successful Diabetic Retinopathy Screening program. The roadmap can serve as a checklist. Please click on the link below to download.

Contact Us

Digital Health Clinic
Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science
200 Minor Addition
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

Clinic Chief
Harry Green, OD, PhD, FAAO
Associate Clinical Professor