• It's time to take ACTION! Learn what you can do RIGHT NOW to protect your vision.

    Doctors use them. Airline pilots use them. Checklists are the best safety tool known to man. Now you can make a To-Do list with these items and check them off to guarantee you are doing everything possible to keep your eyes safe and protected. Living with diabetes brings a lot of challenges, but vision loss doesn’t have to be one of them.

    Review the EYECanDoIt Resource
    Find an eye doctor. If you need to find a retina specialist, click here. If you need to find an ophthalmologist, click here. If you need to find an optometrist, click here.
    Make sure to get a dilated eye exam on a regular basis.
    Print an Amsler grid and use one every week to check your vision. Click here to download an Amsler grid now.
    Put a reminder in your digital calendar or ask a family member to help you remember your appointment
    Control your Blood Glucose: test frequently and monitor your diet
    Control your Blood Pressure: try to keep your blood pressure readings below 140/90
    Work with your doctor to make a plan for controlling your blood glucose, blood pressure, and blood fats
    Follow directions carefully in taking all prescribed medications
    Make an exercise plan that fits with your schedule
    Avoid smoking, and only drink in moderation
    Make a healthy diet plan that works with your lifestyle
  • You have a plan, now it’s time to bring people on board! Learn about how to work with your healthcare team in the next section

    You aren’t alone in the quest to save your vision. Many healthcare professionals are there to support you, you just need to know where to look! The “My Team” section will show you how to work with your healthcare team to secure a healthy future for you and your loved ones.