OD Spotlight: Diabetes Awareness

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Eye Health and the Ever-Increasing Prevalence of Diabetes

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes¹ and Doctors of Optometry are in the best position to manage diabetes-related eye conditions. Eye exams and retinal imaging have been instrumental in identifying signs of diabetes and VSP is committed to supporting doctors by providing you benefits with resources and information specifically for your patients with diabetes. 
 

300K

patients who, through their optometric eye exam, first learned they had signs of type 2 diabetes in 2017.2

 

95%

The amount of severe vision loss from diabetic retinopathy that can be prevented.3

 

84M

People in the U.S. have prediabetes and nearly 90% are unaware they have it.4

 

 

ENHANCE THE EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR PATIENTS WITH DIABETES.

 

RETINAL IMAGING

Add another layer of precision in your diagnosis and treatment in addition to eye exams. Retinal imaging may be covered by your patients' vision plan, minimizing their expense and increasing satisfaction.

 

EDUCATION

Patients can learn to take a more proactive approach in their self-care by understanding about the correlation of diabetes and prediabetes to eye disease with your help as a trusted and valued source of information.

 

COLLABORATION

Share information with your patient's health and wellness team and keep up-to-date with the latest diabetic research for increased patient knowledge, satisfaction and retention. 

 

EXCLUSIVE RESOURCES FOR VSP NETWORK PROVIDERS

The prevalence of diabetes can't be ignored. Access additional resources below to educate your patients and help differentiate your practice.

 

1 American Diabetes Association
2 American Optometric Association, 2017
3 National Eye Institute
4 The Centers for Disease Control