Eye on Diabetes

Patient-Focused Health

Eye on Diabetes

Patient-Focused Health

Ensure Stronger Patient Awareness through Dedicated Tools

Doctors of Optometry play a critical role in having a positive impact in the early detection, intervention and prevention of eye disease and vision loss caused by diabetes. Access the resources and materials below for you, your practice, and your patients with diabetes and those at risk for prediabetes, during Diabetes Awareness Month and beyond.

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Show Patients You've Gone the Extra Mile

Earn badges through education and training with Premier Academy360.

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Seeing the Big Picture of Patient Health

Learn how Hank Makini, OD leverages his unique opportunity to educate patients not only about their vision, but about the role vision care plays in their overall health. 


VSP and the ADA Collaborate to Save Sight for People with Diabetes

This joint public health initiative will focus on the crucial role annual comprehensive eye exams play in the early detection, intervention and prevention of eye disease and vision loss caused by diabetes. View how to help raise awareness and provide education for your patients that may be at risk for a diabetes-related eye disease with these collaborative resources.

Education and Training

Premier Academy360

To support greater overall health, Premier Academy360 is proud to offer new Diabetes Education to support practices in enhancing the in-office experience and maximizing VSP benefits for patients with diabetes. By completing specialized education, your practice can now attain and display badges on the VSP® Find a Doctor Directory. Learn more about earning badges through education and training below.

Patient Diabetes Awareness

View patient education resources and campaigns that help underscore the serious health conditions that can be detected during an eye exam by a VSP network doctor like you.

Special Offers and Discounts

Your VSP patients can take advantage of discounts on diabetic supplies including blood sugar (glucose) test strips and monitors, lancet devices, and therapeutic supplies in addition to prescriptions, hearing aid, and battery discounts.

Plans and Products

Submitting Patient Conditions

Earn additional revenue for your practice, elevate your role as part of your patients' healthcare team, and increase patient retention when you indicate patient conditions on your VSP claims. 


If your practice is considering or has implemented telehealth to see patients, especially your at-risk patients including those with diabetes, diabetic eye disease and other medical eye health needs, click below for additional tools and resources to increase patient access. 

The VSP Primary EyeCare Planâ„  and VSP Diabetic Eyecare Plus Programâ„ 

Learn how these supplemental medical plans available to your patients can help lower patient out-of-pocket costs and include covered-in-full retinal screening images for patients with diabetes who do not have diabetes-related eye disease.