Have you ever heard the saying “You can’t pick your family”? It can be applied to many different things: your embarrassing uncle, your annoying brother, your stubborn grandparent. You’re likely stuck with these family members, and you’re also stuck with some of their genetic traits, including their health history. Family history is one of the most certain risk factors of many health concerns, including heart and brain health.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is another health issue with a big connection to family history. Second behind age in terms of determining factors, family history almost triples the risk of developing the disease. Knowing how debilitating the disease is to both the patient with AMD and their family and caretakers, EyePromise® has created a program to address family history in a proactive manner.
MyPromise is a gift-it-forward program for people with or at-risk for AMD. The idea is simple: Person 1 purchases their own EyePromise vitamins and elects to send Person 2 three- or six-months’ worth of EyePromise vitamins.* With this gift, Person 1 receives a “Thank You” email and discount on their next purchase. Person 2 will receive a welcome kit with an offer for an eye-healthy cookbook, educational emails, and a coupon for their next purchase. The MyPromise program is an opportunity for family members to help each other protect their vision from an eye health concern that ultimately affects them all.
How to Join MyPromise
Gifting is easy! Person 1 calls into EyePromise Customer Support and mentions the MyPromise gifting program. They then share Person 2’s name, email, and address to complete the order. Each delivery will come with a card in the box explaining the program, who it’s from, and why they’re receiving these specific vitamins.
2020: The Year of the Eye Exam
Perhaps the most important aspect is the encouragement to schedule an eye exam. Our Customer Support team will reiterate the importance of keeping regular visits to their local optometry office. Annual exams can help detect any visual changes that could indicate a larger, more serious problem. Early identification can mean the difference between warding off eye health issues and managing them. If you have any questions, please call Customer Support at 866-833-2800, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or chat with them online using the feature on our website.
- Mogk, Lylas G. “Risk Factors for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).” Edited by Maureen A. Duffy, Signs and Symptoms of Vision Problems – VisionAware, American Printing House for the Blind, 2019, www.visionaware.org/info/your-eye-condition/age-related-macular-degeneration-amd/risk-factors-for-amd/125.