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National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

NEI created NEHEP to help fulfill a vital aspect of our mission: to educate both professionals and the public about the importance of eye health. 

NEHEP works closely with health professionals and health educators to create resources and tools they can use to raise awareness in their communities. In addition to its 6 program areas, NEHEP also focuses on: 

  • The importance of early detection and treatment for eye diseases 

  • Benefits of vision rehabilitation 

  • Populations at highest risk of eye disease and vision loss

Learn about our history and goals

For more than 20 years, NEHEP has been translating scientific discoveries into actionable guidance. Read about the objectives that direct our work and our plans for the future.

Become a NEHEP partner

The NEHEP Partnership includes more than 60 national organizations that educate the public about eye health. Our partners play a key role in promoting eye health and raising awareness in communities across the country.

Sign up for the Eye Health Connection newsletter

Stay up to date on news from NEHEP — including the latest about our education programs, disease prevention initiatives, and other activities from NEHEP and our partners.

Read about our Planning Group

Our Planning Group of experienced public health experts, eye care professionals, and researchers offers advice and guidance on NEHEP’s programs and activities.

Last updated: October 27, 2022