NEHEP has developed educational resources to help you reach African Americans with information about glaucoma. Find more materials to support your educational sessions.
Use these articles 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.
Find information and tips to help you communicate important eye health messages to African Americans.
- Focus on glaucoma (PDF 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.
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.
- 3 reasons you should talk about glaucoma (with family) (PDF 2.13 MB)
- 3 things you should be saying about glaucoma (PDF 165 KB)
Social media posts
Here are the Write the Vision social media posts for glaucoma. 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.
Did you know African Americans are at higher risk for glaucoma? They are also more likely to get glaucoma at a younger age and lose vision from the disease. Learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/glaucoma
Half of the people with glaucoma don’t know they have it, and African Americans are at higher risk. The only way to find out if you have glaucoma is to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Learn about eye exams here: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/healthy-vision/get-dilated-eye-exam
Glaucoma has no early warning signs, and half of those with glaucoma don’t know they have it. Vision loss from glaucoma cannot be restored, but early detection and treatment can help save sight. Learn more: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/glaucoma
This year’s family reunion is a great time to get your family health history updated. African Americans are at higher risk for certain eye diseases, like glaucoma, especially when there’s a family history. Learn other risk factors: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/glaucoma
#DidYouKnow #AfricanAmericans are at higher risk for #glaucoma and more likely to get it at a younger age? https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/glaucoma
Half of people with #glaucoma don’t know they have it. #AfricanAmericans are at higher risk. Get a dilated eye exam. https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/healthy-vision/get-dilated-eye-exam
#Glaucoma has no early warning signs, and half of those with glaucoma don’t know they have it. Learn more: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/glaucoma
Update your family health history at this year’s reunion. #AfricanAmericans are at higher risk for glaucoma. More: https://nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/glaucoma