Health & Wellness

Eye Health

It's easy to take your eyesight for granted.

Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss in people 18–64 years old. And there are no obvious signs or symptoms. But the great news is, an annual routine eye exam can help identify existing eye disease so you can take steps to prevent or delay vision loss caused by diabetes.

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Focus on Diabetes® is a multi-year initiative that brings together the American Diabetes Association and Visionary Partners from leading organizations in vision care to increase awareness about diabetes and eye health.

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Did You Know...

People of color are at a greater risk of going blind from diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in American adults. The number of individuals with diabetic retinopathy is predicted to increase by 48% by 2030

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