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There are simple ways to help care for your loved one

There are many things you can do to help improve the daily life of someone you love.1-3 Get helpful tips, information, and resources on supporting your loved one living with a retinal condition.1 It's important to take care of yourself, too.2,3

  • Make simple changes around the house to improve lighting and contrast and reduce glare1
  • Stay positive,3 and encourage new interests (like audio books instead of reading)2
  • Provide a relaxing environment at home for your loved one after doctor appointments1
  • Offer help with tasks when needed, but try not to take over or be impatient2
  • Help ease concern about paying for treatment by letting them know that assistance programs are available

Want to see what your loved one may be experiencing?

Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (Wet AMD) virtual reality app

With In My Eyes, you can get a better idea of what your loved one may be experiencing every day. Through virtual reality, this app lets you see and understand for yourself the impact Wet AMD can have in a real-life setting.

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Get the latest materials and communications about EYLEA – and a complimentary pocket magnifier, too.

EYLEA treatment schedule

On treatment days

Injection appointments and your support

On injection appointment days, you can be a source for support—both practically and emotionally—for your loved one.1 After all, it's important to help your loved one stay on his or her treatment schedule.

Learn about ways you can support your loved one so they can get the most out of each appointment.

Care for you, too

Remember: your own care counts

Caring for a loved one may be stressful.2,3 It's important that you take steps to care for your own health and well-being.2,3

  • Make time for yourself, relax, and stay healthy2,3
  • Ask for help when you need it, and accept help when it's offered2,3
  • Look after your own needs each day2,3
  • Join a support group1,3

Watch for signs of stress, including4

  • Feeling tired much of the time
  • Feeling overwhelmed or irritable
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Experiencing weight gain or loss
  • Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed

Resources for caregivers

More information to support you and your loved one

You're already a source of support at your loved one's appointments. Now, you can get even more information and resources on supporting your loved one living with a serious eye condition.

  • Family Caregiver Alliance
    Supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.
  • Rides in Sight
    Provides information about senior transportation options in local communities nationwide. Supported by Regeneron.

While Regeneron Pharmaceuticals does provide financial support to patient support organizations, Regeneron does not endorse any specific patient organization. The information provided by Regeneron or these organizations is meant for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace a physician's medical advice.