Write the Vision provides resources with a specific focus and theme that corresponds with the time of year. Use these resources in your community outreach to educate African Americans about the importance of comprehensive dilated eye exams.

Give the gift of healthy vision

Encourage others to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam!
This December, help African Americans have a happier, healthier holiday. Remind them to protect their sight, starting with a visit to their eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam. This important exam is the only way to detect eye diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic eye disease, which have no warning signs and can cause blindness.

During this holiday season, present the following Write the Vision eye health messages to members of the community you serve:

Article

Use this article in any of your publications or newsletters to educate people about eye health. You can copy and paste the text into a new document or download and use the file as is.

Slide/flyer

Please share this slide/flyer with the people in your community. Include it in presentations and weekly congregational announcements, place in common areas, and post on your website and social media pages.

Featured resource

Check out our December eye health feature, the Comprehensive dilated eye exam video. Watch the video and share the link with others.

Social media posts for December

Here are the Write the Vision social media posts for December. We hope you are as excited as we are to share them. Get the word out in the community by sharing these posts about healthy vision. Join the national conversation by using the hashtag #MyHealthyEyes.

Facebook posts

Three generations opening presents in front of a tree.  NIH,  National Eye Intitute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program.

This season, have a happy and healthy holiday. Give the gift of healthy vision. Encourage your loved ones to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1lMCi8S

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Infographic. Take advantage of…Medicare benefit for Diabetes Eye Disease. If you have diabetes, Medicare will help pay for eye exams. Take advantage of benefits that may save your sight.

Every family has holiday traditions, big and small. Create a new tradition this year by giving the gift of healthy vision. Remind the older adults in your life that Medicare will help pay for a dilated eye exam if they qualify. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/resources-for-health-educators/vision-and-aging-resources/medicare-benefit-eye-health

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Twitter posts

Three generations opening presents in front of a tree.  NIH,  National Eye Intitute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program.

This #season, have a happy & healthy holiday. Encourage loved ones to get a dilated eye exam: http://bit.ly/1lMCi8S

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Infographic. Take advantage of…Medicare benefit for Diabetes Eye Disease. If you have diabetes, Medicare will help pay for eye exams. Take advantage of benefits that may save your sight.

This #season, remind the older adults in your life that Medicare will help pay for a dilated eye exam if they qualify. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/resources-for-health-educators/vision-and-aging-resources/medicare-benefit-eye-health

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Last updated: July 5, 2019