The Prevent Blindness America "Diabetic Eye Disease Educator Program" is a comprehensive eye health education program designed to teach lay outreach personnel and allied health professionals about the visual system and the signs, symptoms and complications of the secondary diseases of diabetes - Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts and Glaucoma.
The purpose of the program is that Patient/Client education messages about diabetic eye disease can be delivered through health outreach programs of community health centers, health departments, and civic and faith-based organizations to those populations at highest risk for developing diabetes: African-Americans, Hispanics and Latinos.
The objectives of the program are:
All PBA programs are based on:
Participants will receive certification upon successful completion of the "Diabetic Eye Disease Educator Course" and post-test. Certified Educators will:
To become a certified "Diabetic Eye Disease Educator":