(PRESS RELEASE) ATLANTA, GA – The Kentucky Eye Care Alliance (KECA) and Illuma Care Connections announced a partnership committed to improving eye health and lowering the risk of blindness among more than 15,000 diabetic patients throughout Kentucky.

The unique healthcare program is based on Illuma Care’s proactive patient outreach and proprietary technology platform, which makes a critical connection between leading eyecare professionals and diabetics, many who often delay vision care. By proactively scheduling at-risk diabetics with professional eyecare providers, Illuma Care Connections and the Kentucky Eye Care Alliance, including members of the Professional Eye Care Resource Cooperative (PERC), are having a significant impact on blindness and retinopathy among diabetics on Medicare and commercial health plans.

The Illuma Care Connections team thoroughly tracks the eye treatment of each diabetic patient and the overall percentage of retinopathy and other eye diseases across the patient population, through complete clinical findings and analytics that contribute to a better quality caregiver performance.

“Illuma Care Connect ions offers a first-of-its-kind, turnkey solution that easily integrates into our eye care provider systems , collects and analyzes clinical data throughout the stages of critical eye care and treatment provided to thousands of diabetics across the state of Kentucky,” said Dr. Joe Ellis, OD for the Kentucky Eye Care Alliance. “The partnership between the Kentucky Eye Care Alliance and Illuma Care Connections is already having a positive impact on the lives and eye sight of thousands of patients in a state where more than 13 percent of the population has been diagnosed with diabetes.”

“Preventative eyecare is the difference for diabetic patients at risk for retinopathy and blindness, and the partnership between Illuma Care and the Kentucky Eye Care Alliance is committed to ensuring they get the critical and proactive care they need ,” said Stephen Kendig, CEO of Illuma Care Connections. “Our dedicated outreach team and best-in-class analytics are empowering eye care practices and their patients to provide and expect better quality vision care.”