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.
Hope and help for people with low vision
Learn more about vision rehabilitation
With spring around the corner, it’s time to start planning the annual spring cleaning. For people with low vision, simple tasks like dusting and sorting through paperwork can be quite challenging. Low vision is when seeing is difficult even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery. Fortunately, vision rehabilitation can help people with low vision make the most of their remaining sight and maintain their independence.
Encourage members of your organization and the communities you serve to see an eye care professional and get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. An eye care professional can determine if vision loss is due to a serious condition and can provide treatment or a referral to a low vision specialist. Use the following materials to share information about low vision and vision rehabilitation:
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.
- Having trouble seeing while you’re spring cleaning? (PDF 305.93 KB)
Find information and tips to help you communicate important eye health messages to African Americans.
- Focus on low vision (PDF 809.58 KB)
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.
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.
Check out our March eye health feature, the Low vision website.
Social media posts for March
Here are the Write the Vision social media posts for March. 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.
If everyday tasks like cooking, cleaning, and watching TV are hard to do even with glasses, contact lenses, or corrective surgery, you may have low vision. Learn more with this infographic: https://medialibrary.nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/media-images/NEI-medialibrary-2677093.jpg
African Americans are at higher risk for many eye diseases and conditions that can cause low vision, such as glaucoma and diabetes. Learn more about low vision and how people with low vision can make the most of the sight they do have with this series of videos: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/low-vision/living-low-vision
If everyday tasks like cooking & cleaning are hard to do even w/ glasses or contacts, you may have #LowVision. Learn more: https://medialibrary.nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/media-images/NEI-medialibrary-2677093.jpg
African Americans are at higher risk for many eye diseases and conditions that can cause #LowVision. Learn more: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/low-vision/living-low-vision