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.

Looking forward to the fall season

Enjoy all the sights this year and every year.
Fall is full of fun activities—including admiring nature’s show of color, picking apples for cobbler, or tailgating with friends at the big football game. But for people with low vision, it may be difficult to fully enjoy these activities or even complete everyday tasks.

Low vision cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. Reading the mail, shopping, cooking, seeing the TV, and writing can seem challenging. However, through vision rehabilitation, people can adjust to vision loss and still maintain an independent lifestyle. By making better use of their remaining vision, people can continue to enjoy doing important daily activities—no matter the season.

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

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.

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 October eye health feature, the Vision rehabilitation: Helping people with low vision fact sheet (PDF 1.76 MB).

Social media posts for October

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

Man and woman holding hands walking. NIH, National Eye Intitute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program.

Seasons aren’t the only things that change. As you age, your vision can change, too. Some changes are common, like losing focus and needing more light, but vision loss is not a normal part of aging. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/low-vision

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Woman running upstairs. NIH, National Eye Intitute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

If you want to see well for a lifetime, take steps to ensure healthy vision: Get a dilated eye exam, know your family eye health history, and wear sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of UVA/UVB radiation. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/healthy-vision/keep-your-eyes-healthy

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Twitter posts

Man and woman holding hands walking. NIH, National Eye Intitute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program.

Seasons change, and as you age, your vision can change, too. Vision loss is not a normal part of aging. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/low-vision

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Woman running upstairs. NIH, National Eye Intitute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

To see well for a lifetime, get a dilated eye exam, know your family eye health history, and wear sunglasses. More: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/healthy-vision/keep-your-eyes-healthy

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Last updated: August 7, 2019