Why is the diabetic eye exam so important?
As a person with diabetes, you can start to have problems with your retinas over time. Your retinas are parts of your eyes that help you see. Over a long period of time, blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels in your retinas, leading to retinopathy. This can cause symptoms like swelling, blurred vision or vision loss. Even if you have no symptoms, it’s still a good idea to get a full eye exam to screen for that is not normal.
What do you need to do?
- If you don’t have an IEHP Eye Doctor yet, visit our Provider Search Tool (select Vision Services) to find one near you.
- Make an appointment with your IEHP Eye Doctor and get a dilated or retinal eye exam by 12/15/2023. The IEHP Eye Doctor will send proof of your exam to IEHP.*
- Once IEHP gets proof of your exam, we will mail you a reward certificate.**
- Choose your gift card from the list of major companies online, over the phone or by mail, and your $25 gift card will be mailed to you.**
Call IEHP Member Services at 1-800-440-IEHP (4347), Monday–Friday, 7am–7pm, and Saturday–Sunday, 8am–5pm. TTY users should call 1-800-718-4347.
*You must be eligible with IEHP on the day of your exam or service and at the time the gift card is sent.
**Reward may be mailed up to two weeks after IEHP receives proof of your exam.
***After choosing your gift card, please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Note: Gift card cannot be used to purchase alcohol, tobacco or firearms.