Eye Health

Health Care Professionals

When your patients with diabetes or prediabetes lose their sight, it’s devastating.

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Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss in people 18–64 years old.[i] And there are often no obvious signs or symptoms. Around 50% of people with diabetes do not receive  an annual eye exam.[ii] But the evidence shows that early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up can reduce a person's risk for severe vision loss from diabetic eye disease by 95%.[iii]

Explore here for continuing education and practice and community resources.

ADA Institute of Learning

New Focus on Diabetes Continuing Education hub. Stay up to date on our newest Focus on Diabetes content on the ADA Institute of Learning. Everything you need to continue your diabetes education in one place.


Resources for Patients

Access free resources to help you and your patients reduce the risk, treat and manage diabetes-related eye disease.

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Community Connection

Easily find the diabetes program or resources in your area you've been looking for. Search for almost anything from medical care to education, to nutrition and health. Find resources in every ZIP Code so you can get the help you need wherever you are.

Strategic Alliances

Retina Risk

National Association of Community Health Workers

Prevent Blindness

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Optometric Association

American Society of Retina Specialists

[i] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report, available at https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics-report/index.html. Accessed May 24, 2022.
[ii] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Keep an Eye on Your Vision Health, available at https://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/resources/features/keep-eye-on-vision-health.html Accessed May 24, 2022.
[iii]  National Eye Institute. People with Diabetes Can Prevent Vision Loss, available at https://www.nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-06/diabetes-prevent-vision-loss.pdf. Accessed May 24, 2022.