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

Articles

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.

Infographic

Share this infographic with your networks, community leaders, and partner organizations. Print and place the infographic in common areas, post on your website and social media pages, and encourage others to do the same.

Slide/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 vision and aging. 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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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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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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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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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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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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Last updated: November 5, 2020