Horizon Therapeutics announced the launch of “Listen to Your Eyes,” a new website and Facebook community designed to provide education and support for people who are living with thyroid eye disease (TED). It was created with guidance from the TED community to help others learn about TED, connect with one another and get inspired to advocate for their eye health.
The “Listen to Your Eyes” website, www.ThyroidEyes.com, provides key facts about TED, tips for spotting the signs and symptoms and tools for having a productive conversation with a healthcare provider. The accompanying Facebook community features real-life stories and advice from people who are living with TED, including the symptoms they experience, where they turn to for support and how they remain hopeful in spite of it all.
“It is such a joy to be a part of this new ‘Listen to Your Eyes’ community,” Allan H., who is part of a council of people living with TED who provided insight and direction on the “Listen to Your Eyes” initiative, said in a company news release. “I’m sharing my experience to help motivate others who are living with TED to advocate for themselves and get the support and care that they deserve. Living with this disease is not easy, but surrounding yourself with people who truly understand what you’re going through and are committed to lifting you up, can make a big difference and help you stay positive as you continue to push forward.”
“We know that recognizing the signs and symptoms of TED early can help decrease the chances of permanent damage to the eyes and surrounding tissues,” Keli Walbert, vice president, ophthalmology, Horizon, said in the news release. “Unfortunately, TED is not well known or understood. We created this initiative to help fill that void and get patients the information and support they need to make informed decisions about their eye health – before it’s too late. This includes paying attention to changes in their appearance and vision, then visiting an eye care professional at the first signs of change.”