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Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month


People with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. Yet recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among ethnicities at higher risk for diabetes. With the findings signaling that many Americans may not be defending themselves against diabetes-related vision loss, the American Academy of Ophthalmology encourages those with diabetes to take proactive steps to protect their vision.

For More Information: www.friendsforsight.org

 

Earlier Event: October 1
Home Eye Safety Month
Later Event: December 1
World AIDS Day