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.

It's time to learn more about your vision

Be eye smart: Get regular comprehensive dilated eye exams.
It’s the start of another school year—when the young, and the young at heart, put their summer clothes away and get ready to learn something new. What better time for you to learn a little more about your vision?

Our eyesight changes as we age. Some changes can be corrected with eyeglasses or better lighting. Others may signal more serious threats to your vision. There’s an easy way to know for sure: See your eye care professional. Getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam can help you detect common vision problems and eye diseases, including cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. So, make a plan to protect your sight and schedule an exam today.

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.

Slides/flyers

Please share these slides/flyers with the people in your community. Include them in presentations and weekly congregational announcements, place in common areas, and post on your website and social media pages.

Featured resource

Check out our September eye health feature, the Medicare benefit for eye health page.

Social media posts for September

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

Woman hugging child. NIH, National Eye Institute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

Just like children need to see clearly to perform well in school, adults need healthy vision to perform their best. As we age, we are at increased risk for a variety of eye diseases, but early detection and treatment can help prevent vision loss. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-05/VandAToolkit_Mod1_Handout_508.pdf

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Man stretching. NIH, National Eye Institute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

As we age, we know we need to take better care of our bodies. Our eyes are no exception. Older adults are at increased risk for vision loss from many eye diseases and conditions that often have no early symptoms. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-05/VandAToolkit_Mod1_Handout_508.pdf

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Twitter posts

Woman hugging child. NIH, National Eye Institute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

Children need to see clearly to do well in school, and adults need #HealthyVision to do their best. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-05/VandAToolkit_Mod1_Handout_508.pdf

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Man stretching. NIH, National Eye Institute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

As we age, we know we need to take better care of our bodies. Our #eyes are no exception. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-05/VandAToolkit_Mod1_Handout_508.pdf

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Last updated: July 19, 2019