Diabetes is the #1 cause of blindness among working-age adults. Anyone with diabetes should be screened at least once a year to detect early changes and prevent vision loss. Most people have no visual symptoms until it is too late.

About Us 

Our goal is to detect diabetic retinal disease in the early stages in order to prevent irreversible vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy. We do this by coordinating with community health centers, primary care clinics, hospitals, and insurers throughout California to screen patients during their regular visits to their primary care provider. 

Meet Our Team

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Our Services 

Digital retinal imaging is an established method of screening for diabetic retinopathy. At your primary care clinic, staff capture high-quality photos of each eye. These photos are then transmitted via the internet to UC Berkeley credentialed eyecare providers. Photos are evaluated for diabetic eye disease and the results are sent to your primary care doctor. If further evaluation is needed, you will be referred to a local eye care provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Clinic Locations

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Did You Know?

About 90% of vision loss can be prevented with early detection and treatment.

Sight threatening diabetic retinopathy typically has no symptoms until it permanently damages your vision.

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels inside the retina (the tissue at the back of the eye that provides good vision).

Vision that is lost because of diabetes often cannot be restored, even with glasses, contact lenses, or surgery.

Diabetic Retinopathy Facts

Once you have symptoms it is often too late! Detection and treatment before symptoms appear is important to avoid permanent damage to your vision.  About 90% of vision loss can be prevented with timely treatment.

1 out of 12 diabetics have potentially blinding retinal damage.* 

*Source: Community Clinic data in EyePACS 

Contact Us

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

(510) 642-2020 

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