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Learn about the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

For more than 20 years, NEHEP has helped health professionals raise awareness about the importance of eye health.

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Find outreach materials

We have hundreds of printable fact sheets, handouts, and other materials on eye health and specific diseases and conditions.

Resources by Topic

NEHEP has developed comprehensive sets of materials and resources to help health educators reach populations who are at higher risk for eye disease and vision loss. 

Eye conditions

Glaucoma

Glaucoma usually has no warning signs — and half of the people who have it don’t know it. Spread the word about how early treatment can stop the damage and help prevent vision loss.

Raise awareness our glaucoma materials

Diabetic eye disease

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults. The good news is that regular eye exams can find problems early, when they're easier to treat. 

See our diabetic eye disease materials

Low vision

Low vision can make everyday life harder — but with vision rehabilitation services, many people with this condition can protect their remaining sight and stay independent.

Look through our low vision materials

Audiences

Older adults

The risk of eye disease gets higher as people age, but it’s not inevitable. Help older adults in your community learn how to protect their vision.

See our Vision and Aging materials

African Americans

Our Write the Vision program stresses the importance of regular eye exams for African Americans, who are at higher risk of eye diseases that cause vision loss.

Explore our Write the Vision materials

Hispanics/Latinos 

Our program ¡Ojo con su visión! (Watch out for your vision!) offers culturally-appropriate materials about eye health for Hispanic/Latinos audiences — including many materials in Spanish. 

Find resources for Hispanic/Latino audiences

Healthy vision

Eye health and safety

Our Healthy Vision toolkit includes resources that encourage people to learn about protecting their vision.

See our Healthy Vision materials 

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Explore NEI’s virtual reality (VR) eye disease experience 

With our “See What I See” VR app, you can see what it’s like to experience vision loss from common eye diseases — including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.

See eye health data and statistics

Find out how blindness, low vision, and other common eye conditions affect the U.S. population by age, gender, and race/ethnicity — and how experts predicts those statistics may change in the future.

Last updated: April 12, 2021