Join us for Divabetic’s “Family Affair” free diabetes outreach scheduled for Saturday, may 14, 11 AM – 3 PM at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
We will be presenting our first-ever, “Va Va Va Vision!” Eyewear fashion show hosted by Divabetic Image & Style Advisor, Catherine Schuller to raise awareness for diabetes eye disease.
Diabetic eye disease comprises a group of eye conditions that affect people with diabetes. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), cataract, and glaucoma. All forms of diabetic eye disease have the potential to cause severe vision lossand blindness
Most of us take our vision for granted. Seeing is one of the easiest things to do in the world- you just have to open your eyes. Apart from that, so much of our lives are based on visual stimulation. From work to fashion and entertainment, our eyes form a large part of our everyday ‘divabetic’ lives. Unfortunately, most of us don’t think about actual eye care until something goes wrong.
Regular eye exams can tell you a lot about your general state of health. For example, diabetes is very often diagnosed via an eye exam. Other diseases like glaucoma can be quickly detected and treated by going for regular eye tests.
There are a number of ways to maintain good eye care and health while you work. First of all, regular eye exams are a must and it’s important to tell your doctor how much computer work you do each day. When using your computer, make sure that you stop for breaks at regular intervals. It’s a good idea to just get up and walk to a window and just have a look outside. Allowing the eyes to look away from the screen, particularly at something soothing can be very resting for the eyes.
Family Affair on Saturday, May 14, 11 AM – 3 PM
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Bluemle Life Sciences Building
233 S. 10th St. Philadelphia , PA 19107
Free Admission Register Now: 1-800-JEFF-NOW
The free diabetes outreach program is hosted by the happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic. The program is supported by the American Diabetes Association (Philadelphia, PA Chapter), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Divabetic.
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