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.

Help make Father's Day even more special

Give a gift that will keep him looking sharp.
Glaucoma, a disease that often has no early symptoms, is a leading cause of blindness in African Americans. So, when this Father's Day rolls around, encourage families to honor dad in a different way. Instead of giving him more stuff, families can help dad protect his vision by talking to him about the benefits of getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam. This sight-saving exam is the only way to detect glaucoma early, before it causes vision loss and blindness.

Share this important message in your community by distributing the following materials:

Fact sheet

Find information and tips to help you communicate important eye health messages to African Americans.

Infographics

Share these infographics with your networks, community leaders, and partner organizations. Print and place the infographics in common areas, post on your website and social media pages, and encourage others to do the same.

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 June eye health feature, the Don’t lose sight of glaucoma fact sheet (PDF 497.8 KB).

Social media posts for June

Here are the Write the Vision social media posts for June. 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 of men holding fishing poles.  NIH,  National Eye Intitute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program.

When you're spending time with dad this Father's Day, talk to him about how much you care for his eyes and tell him to get a dilated eye exam. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/healthy-vision/get-dilated-eye-exam

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Woman with her arm around a man’s shoulder.  NIH,  National Eye Intitute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program.

If it's been a long time since your Dad saw an eye care provider, schedule an appointment for him today. African Americans are at higher risk for eye diseases and conditions, but early detection and treatment can help save sight. Learn more with this fact sheet: https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-07/20940644781_ae51d3f076_o.jpg

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Twitter posts

Three generations of men holding fishing poles.  NIH,  National Eye Intitute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program.

This #Father'sDay, tell Dad how much you care for his eyes and tell him to get a dilated eye exam. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/healthy-vision/get-dilated-eye-exam

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Woman with her arm around a man’s shoulder.  NIH,  National Eye Intitute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program.

African Americans are at higher risk for eye diseases, but early detection and treatment can help save sight: https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-07/20940644781_ae51d3f076_o.jpg

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Last updated: May 28, 2020