NEHEP has developed educational resources to help you reach African Americans with information about glaucoma. Find more materials to support your educational sessions.

Articles

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.

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 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.

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.

Facebook posts

AFRICAN AMERICANS and Eye Health: Glaucoma African Americans are at higher risk for certain eye diseases, which usually have no warning signs. Left untreated, they can cause vision loss, even blindness. But vision loss can often be prevented.

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

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Illustration of the undilated and dilated pupil, showing how much of the retina can be seen.

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

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Infocard. Don’t wait for warning signs. A dilated eye exam can detect glaucoma early and save your sight. Sign with an eye and the word warning on it. Logo of NEHEP, a program of the National Institutes of Health. Website URL: www.nei.nih.gov/glaucoma.

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

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Three generations of an African American family sitting on a couch smiling. NIH, National Eye Institute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

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

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Twitter posts

AFRICAN AMERICANS and Eye Health: Glaucoma African Americans are at higher risk for certain eye diseases, which usually have no warning signs. Left untreated, they can cause vision loss, even blindness. But vision loss can often be prevented.

#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

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Illustration of the undilated and dilated pupil, showing how much of the retina can be seen.

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

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Infocard. Don’t wait for warning signs. A dilated eye exam can detect glaucoma early and save your sight. Sign with an eye and the word warning on it. Logo of NEHEP, a program of the National Institutes of Health. Website URL: www.nei.nih.gov/glaucoma.

#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

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Three generations of an African American family sitting on a couch smiling. NIH, National Eye Institute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

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

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Last updated: August 7, 2019