A focus on your eyes can change your life
Did you know that your eye health is linked to your overall health? In fact, some health conditions — like diabetes or high blood pressure — can raise your risk of getting some eye diseases.
That’s why it’s important to take care of your eye health — just like your overall health. This means knowing your family history of eye diseases and other health conditions, getting dilated eye exams to catch eye diseases early, and practicing eye-healthy habits.
Take steps today to focus on your eye health. It could change your life! Check out the resources we’ve linked below to get more tips.
Learn about how eye disease affects Black/African American communities
Black/African American people have some of the highest rates of vision loss and blindness caused by eye diseases like glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. These rates are rising — but you can take steps to protect your eye health, like getting a dilated eye exam.
Add eye-healthy habits to your routine
Building eye-healthy habits can help you manage any eye conditions you already have — and prevent new problems from developing.
Start the conversation about eye health
Starting a meaningful conversation with your family could be your first step toward better eye health. They can tell you about any eye conditions that might run in your family.
Find resources to help pay for eye care
Everyone should have access to quality eye care — regardless of how much they can pay. Many programs offer free or low-cost eye exams and eyeglasses.
Spread the word on social media
Help us spread the word about eye health among Black/African American people! We make it easy with sample social media messages and shareable graphics.