For Healthy Vision Month 2021, we’re putting a spotlight on the importance of increasing diversity in the eye health field — and how that can help everyone have an equal chance for healthy vision.

Explore testimonials from eye health professionals — and share them with your networks using our social media posts and graphics. Remember to tag us on Facebook (@NationalEyeInstitute) and Twitter (@NatEyeInstitute)

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Dr. Adesola Fadeyi, O.D.

Healthy Vision Month graphic with a headshot of Dr. Adesola Coney. Under the headline “Eye on Health Equity,” his quote reads: "One challenge I faced in my pursuit of becoming an eye doctor was the lack of real mentorship. The majority of the time I was just trying to figure things out on my own, and the people I was asking for help didn't look like me at all"

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Meet one of @NationalEyeInstitute’s #HealthyVisionMonth ambassadors, Dr. Fadeyi, O.D.! He’s a therapeutic optometrist, and he explains some of the challenges he faced when studying to become an eye doctor.

Comment down below to share your own story! #HealthEquity

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Dr. Fadeyi, O.D., a therapeutic optometrist & #HealthyVisionMonth ambassador, explains some of the challenges he faced while studying to be an eye doctor. RT to join @NatEyeInstitute in spreading the word about #HealthEquity in the world of #EyeHealth!

Dr. Brenda Fadeyi, O.D.

Healthy Vision Month graphic with a headshot of Dr. Brenda Fadeyi. Under the headline “Eye on Health Equity,” her quote reads: “I've seen so many Latino patients who have gone to a non-Spanish speaking eye doctor in the past and didn't understand what that doctor told them. So they didn’t get their eyes examined until many years later, and by then they had vision loss that could have been prevented.”

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Meet optometrist and #HealthyVisionMonth ambassador Dr. Fadeyi, O.D.! She shares how Latino patients may not understand English-speaking doctors. This can cause them to underestimate the seriousness of their condition and put off care they need to protect their vision.

Comment down below to share your story — and join @NationalEyeInstitute in spreading the word about #HealthEquity in the world of eye health.

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Optometrist & #HealthyVisionMonth ambassador Dr. Fadeyi, O.D., explains how Latino patients may not understand English-speaking doctors, causing them to put off care they need to protect their vision. RT to help @NatEyeInstitute spread the word about #HealthEquity in #EyeHealth!

Dr. Chandra Mickles, O.D.

Healthy Vision Month graphic with a headshot of Dr. Chandra Mickles. Under the headline “Eye on Health Equity,” her quote reads: "I believe a great motivator for more Black people to join the eye care field is seeing that someone else like them did it and was successful. That representation matters."

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Optometrist and #HealthyVisionMonth ambassador Dr. Mickles, O.D., hopes that more representation in the field will inspire other Black Americans to pursue careers as eye care professionals.

Comment down below to share your story — and help @NationalEyeInstitute spread the word about #HealthEquity in the field of eye health.

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Optometrist & #HealthyVisionMonth ambassador Dr. Mickles, O.D., hopes that more representation in the field will inspire other Black Americans to pursue careers as eye care professionals. RT to help @NatEyeInstitute spread the word about #HealthEquity in the world of #EyeHealth!

Dr. Joseph Coney, M.D.

Healthy Vision Month graphic with a headshot of Dr. Joseph Coney. Under the headline “Eye on Health Equity,” his quote reads: "In the U.S., 13 percent of people are Black, but less than 5 percent of doctors are Black. That lack of diversity is a problem because some patients feel more comfortable seeing doctors that look like them."

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Dr. Coney, M.D., is an ophthalmologist and one of @NationalEyeInstitute’s #HealthyVisionMonth ambassadors! He explains that the lack of Black representation in the eye health field can be a barrier to care for Black patients.

Comment down below to share your own story about #HealthEquity in the world of eye health.

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Ophthalmologist & #HealthyVisionMonth ambassador Dr. Coney, M.D., explains that the lack of Black representation in the #EyeHealth field can be a barrier to care for Black patients. RT to join @NatEyeInstitute in spreading the word about #HealthEquity in the world of #EyeHealth!

Last updated: April 30, 2021