NEHEP has developed educational resources to help you reach African Americans with information about low vision. 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 sheets

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.

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.

Social media posts

Here are the Write the Vision social media posts for low vision. 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: Low Vision African Americans are at higher risk for vision loss from certain eye diseases. If you are living with vision loss, vision rehabilitation can help you make the most of the vision you do have and maintain your independence. LOW VISION Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery people have difficulty seeing, making everyday tasks difficult to do. APPROXIMATELY 188,000 AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE LOW VISION. May reach 366,000 by 20

If everyday tasks like cooking, cleaning, and watching TV are hard to do even with glasses, contact lenses, or corrective surgery, you may have low vision. Learn more with this infographic: https://medialibrary.nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/media-images/NEI-medialibrary-2677093.jpg

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Older African American woman wearing glasses holding a magnifying glass reading a paper. NIH,  National Eye Institute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

African Americans are at higher risk for many eye diseases and conditions that can cause low vision, such as glaucoma and diabetes. Learn more about low vision and how people with low vision can make the most of the sight they do have with this series of videos: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/low-vision/living-low-vision

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Twitter posts

AFRICAN AMERICANS and Eye Health: Low Vision African Americans are at higher risk for vision loss from certain eye diseases. If you are living with vision loss, vision rehabilitation can help you make the most of the vision you do have and maintain your independence. LOW VISION Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery people have difficulty seeing, making everyday tasks difficult to do. APPROXIMATELY 188,000 AFRICAN AMERICANS HAVE LOW VISION. May reach 366,000 by 20

If everyday tasks like cooking & cleaning are hard to do even w/ glasses or contacts, you may have #LowVision. https://medialibrary.nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/media-images/NEI-medialibrary-2677093.jpg

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Older African American woman wearing glasses holding a magnifying glass reading a paper. NIH,  National Eye Institute. NEHEP, National Eye Health Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health.

African Americans are at higher risk for many eye diseases and conditions that can cause #LowVision. Learn more: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/low-vision/living-low-vision

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Last updated: August 7, 2019