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Being prepared can help you get the most out of your appointments and your recommended treatment plan with EYLEA. There are ways—before, during, and afterwards—that can help you prepare for your appointments.

Before your appointment

Preparation is key

Ask your eye doctor's office how long the appointment might be, and arrange for someone to drive you to and from the appointment. Besides assisting with transportation, your friends and loved ones can be a source of support for you.

A few things you'll want to bring with you to your appointment:

  • A list of questions. Don't be afraid to ask them. Create your own personalized list of questions for your eye care team
  • A list of all prescription and over-the-counter medicines you take and when you take them
  • Dark glasses. Your eyes may be sensitive to light afterwards
Eye care appointment preparation

Need a ride? Rides in Sight can help

Sometimes getting to and from your eye care appointments can be difficult. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the maker of EYLEA, supports Rides in Sight,* a transportation referral service.

Want to see if this service is available near you?

Learn about Rides in Sight

Or call 1-855-607-4337

*Rides in Sight is not affiliated or related to EYLEA, EYLEA4U®, or Regeneron. Regeneron does not influence or control the operations of Rides in Sight and cannot guarantee assistance will be provided. Rides in Sight is not an emergency service. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.


During your appointment

Know what to expect during your appointment

Your doctor will:

  • Discuss the procedure with you
  • Examine, wash, and numb your eye
  • Check your eye pressure after the injection

After your appointment

Take it easy

  • You may have some temporary visual problems. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
  • You may have a temporary increase in eye pressure. Your doctor should check for this.
  • Your eyes may be sensitive to light. Wear dark glasses.
  • You may experience side effects. Contact your doctor right away.
Important Safety Information
  • EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection is a prescription medication administered by injection into the eye. You should not use EYLEA if you have an infection in or around the eye, eye pain or redness, or known allergies to any of the ingredients in EYLEA, including aflibercept.
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