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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15

It’s time to “celebrar tus bellos ojos” (celebrate your beautiful eyes) during Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM)! At the National Eye Institute (NEI), we focus on making sure Hispanic communities have the information they need to protect their eye health. And as part of this effort, we’re reaching out to Hispanic people — especially people at higher risk for eye diseases. We also highlight the diverse experiences of Hispanic eye health professionals, like how they started their career journey and what excites them about their field.  

Join the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) in connecting Hispanic communities with materials and resources to promote eye health — available in both English and Spanish.

Share these resources

Use our resources to spread the word about how Hispanic people can protect their vision.

Help prevent eye disease

Hispanics are at higher risk for some eye diseases, like glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. Use these resources to spread the word and help people in your community protect their vision.

collage of Hispanic Heritage Month ambassadors

Explore stories from Hispanic Heritage Month ambassadors

We asked Hispanic eye health professionals about their career journey, what excites them the most about their profession, and what advice they’d give to someone getting started in the field.

Give a presentation

You can share important information to help Hispanic people in your community protect their vision.

Spread the word on social media

Use the following sample Facebook and Twitter posts to tell your followers about Hispanic Heritage Month! As a reminder, you can use the globe icon at the top of this page to see these posts in Spanish.



Last updated: September 15, 2022