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.

This Mother's Day, consider a sight-saving gift

Help the ladies in your life get a dilated eye exam.
Mother's Day is a great time to remind women in your community about the importance of maintaining healthy vision. Encourage members of the community you serve to skip the perfume or candy this year and show they care in a different way. Give the gift of healthy eyes this May by talking to the women in your family and community about the benefits of getting a dilated eye exam.

Share this important message by distributing the following materials:

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 May eye health feature, See Well for a Lifetime Toolkit—Module 1: Making vision a health priority.

Social media posts for May

Here are the Write the Vision social media posts for May. 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

Young woman hugging an older woman.  NIH,  National Eye Institute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

This Mother's Day, give the women in your family a gift that will help them see and be their best—a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-05/DilatedEyeExamParticipantHandout_tagged.pdf

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Woman wearing glasses looking at an eye chart with the following letters: E, N, T, Z, P, X, P, E, D, L, F, T, D, Z, and U. NIH,  National Eye Institute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

 

Did you know women are at higher risk for eye diseases and conditions because they typically live longer than men? Help make sure the women in your life maintain healthy vision for the rest of their lives. Learn about age-related eye diseases and conditions: https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-05/VandAToolkit_Mod1_Handout_508.pdf

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Twitter posts

Young woman hugging an older woman.  NIH,  National Eye Institute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

This #MothersDay, give the women in your family a gift that will help them see & be their best—a dilated eye exam: https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-05/DilatedEyeExamParticipantHandout_tagged.pdf

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Woman wearing glasses looking at an eye chart with the following letters: E, N, T, Z, P, X, P, E, D, L, F, T, D, Z, and U. NIH,  National Eye Institute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

#Women are at higher risk for eye diseases & conditions because they typically live longer than men. More: https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-05/VandAToolkit_Mod1_Handout_508.pdf #DYK

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Last updated: April 30, 2020