Eye on Diabetes Home
Doctors of Optometry have a critical role in creating a positive impact on the early detection, intervention and prevention of eye disease and vision loss caused by diabetes. Navigate these dedicated pages using the links above to access resources, tools, and information for you and your practice, including resources for your patients with diabetes and those at risk for prediabetes.
Of the estimated 15 million people worldwide who’ve lost their vision due to cataracts, roughly 10% may be due to exposure to UV rays. While you’re familiar with the impacts of the sun on your patients’ eyes, they might not be.
Ease the administrative burden of pulling patient chart notes by recording diabetic eye exam findings using CPT Category II codes on your VSP claims. Download and print the new reference sheet to keep on hand.
Share the ADA Risk Test on vsp.com or provide your patients with a copy to further highlight your role and the role of optometry in the early detection of chronic conditions through eye exams. Diabetes fact tiles are also available to support you in this important patient conversation.