We do diabetic eye exams! At DFEC we recognize the impact diabetes can have on one’s health and vision. Controlling A1C is critical in preventing vision loss from diabetic retinopathy. Here is a link to Eli Lilly’s Prescription Assistance Program. Insulin is included on the list of medications on this program. www.lillycares.com/assistanceprograms/aspx
Did you know Dr. Allen’s nephew was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 4? Do you know a child or teenager with T1D? Here are a list of events, fundraisers and resources for this disease. #typeonetypenone Let’s find a cure!
Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana has a Juvenile Diabetes Walk each May. There is another Walk on October 5, 2019 at Victory Field in Indianapolis. Go to JDRF.org for more information.
The Diabetes Youth Foundation has summer diabetes camps where children with T1D can learn more about managing this disease and to also participate in activities with fellow type 1 warriors their age. www.dyfi.org/summer-camp/
Do you know someone with low vision? There are a number of resources in the Indianapolis area that can help individuals with low vision to remain as independent as possible.
Bosma.org Bosma Enterprises is a nonprofit organization that’s been helping Hoosiers with blindness and visual impairment for more than 100 years. Our experienced staff members (more than half of whom have low vision) offer personalized programs ranging from counseling to job placement to training for daily living, helping adults gain the life skills they need to remain independent and the job skills they need to stay self-sufficient.
Eyeassociates.com The Low Vision Centers of Indiana are located in Hartford City, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Lafayette. The optometrists in this practice are specialized in helping those with low vision. They are trained to prescribe varying devices and high magnifiers for the visually impaired.
Visionaidsystems.com The Low Vision Store is located in Greenwood, Indiana. They sell low vision aids from large print games, household items, and hand-held magnifiers to electronic magnifiers and computer technology. The experienced staff is dedicated to finding the best solution available for you or your loved one.