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:
Find information and tips to help you communicate important eye health messages to African Americans.
- Focus on glaucoma (2.06 MB)
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.
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.
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
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
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
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