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September is Healthy Aging Month

Vision loss isn’t a normal part of aging — but older adults are at higher risk for certain eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration (AMD). As the U.S. population gets older, it’s important to spread the word about ways to prevent vision loss in older adults.

This Healthy Aging Month, join the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) to help raise awareness about eye health and aging. Let people in your community know how they can protect their vision as they get older.

Share these resources

Use our resources to spread the word about healthy aging and vision. 

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Order print materials by emailing 2020@nei.nih.gov

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Help people talk with their doctor about AMD

Visiting the doctor can be stressful — especially when dealing with a new diagnosis. This guide makes it easy for people recently diagnosed with AMD to talk to their doctor. It includes:

  • Information about AMD
  • Questions for the doctor
  • A symptom tracker

Give a presentation

You can share important information about how people can protect their eyes as they age.

Spread the word on social media

Use the sample Twitter and Facebook posts below to tell your followers about Healthy Aging Month. You can also use these posts to talk about healthy aging and vision all year long!

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Last updated: September 14, 2021