For Healthy Vision Month 2020, we’re highlighting steps everyone can take to protect their health —including their eye health.

Explore our ambassadors’ personal #EyeHealthIsMyHealth stories — and share them with your community using our sample social media posts and graphics. Remember to tag us on Facebook (@NationalEyeInstitute) and Twitter (@NatEyeInstitute).

To download a single ambassador #EyeHealthIsMyHealth graphic, right-click the graphic to save it to your computer. You can also copy a graphic directly into a social media post.

Alma R.

Eye Health is My Health promotional graphic with a quote from Alma R., a Hispanic woman. Our eyesight is so important. I’m going to do what I can to prioritize my health and help spread this message to others — because our overall health and our eye health matter.

Ambassador story

Alma, a community health worker, believes that prevention is key to good health. She has a family history of health conditions that can affect vision, so she wants to do everything she can to protect her eye health.

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What’s the key to good health? Ask Alma, and she’ll say it’s all about prevention! Alma is doing everything she can to protect her eye health and overall health — and as a community health worker she helps others do the same. Check out more #EyeHealthIsMyHealth stories for NEI’s #HealthyVisionMonth: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

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What’s the key to good health? Alma says it’s all about prevention! Meet Alma and all the @NatEyeInstitute’s other ambassadors who are sharing their #EyeHealthIsMyHealth stories for #HealthyVisionMonth: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

Alma R. (en español)

Gráfico promocional de Vida sana, ojos sanos con un testimonio de Alma R., una mujer hispana. Nuestra visión es muy importante. Voy a hacer todo lo que pueda para priorizar mi salud y ayudar a difundir este mensaje a los demás, porque nuestra salud general y nuestra salud visual importan.

Ambassador story

Alma, una promotora de salud, cree que la prevención es clave para la buena salud. Tiene antecedentes familiares de enfermedades que pueden afectar la visión, por lo que quiere hacer todo lo posible para proteger la salud de sus ojos.

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¿Cuál es la clave para la buena salud? ¡Pregúntele a Alma, y ella dirá que todo está en la prevención! Alma está haciendo todo lo posible para proteger la salud de sus ojos y su salud en general, y como promotora de salud comunitaria ayuda a otros a hacer lo mismo. Vea más historias de #VidaSanaOjosSanos en el #MesdelaVisionSaludable de NEI: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020 

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¿Cuál es la clave para la buena salud? ¡Alma dice que todo está en la prevención! Conozca a Alma y a los otros embajadores del @NatEyeInstitute que comparten sus historias de #VidaSanaOjosSanos para el #MesdelaVisionSaludable: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

Emmanuel G.

Eye Health is My Health promotional graphic with a quote from Emmanuel G, a black man. To do the things I want to do with my family and friends, my health must be at its best. I’m glad I’m doing all I can to protect my eyes and my overall health so I can keep doing what I love! 

Ambassador story

Emmanuel says being healthy means he can enjoy his life and do the things he loves — like spending time with his daughter, running, and being a tour guide and historical interpreter. He has a family history of glaucoma, so he visits the eye doctor regularly. That way, he can catch any problems early — before they cause vision loss.

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Meet Emmanuel, a tour guide and historical interpreter. He’s sharing his #EyeHealthIsMyHealth story for NEI’s Healthy Vision Month to help us all understand the connection between eye health and overall health. Find out what being healthy means to our #HealthyVisionMonth ambassadors: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

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Meet Emmanuel — a @NatEyeInstitute #HealthyVisionMonth ambassador. In his #EyeHealthIsMyHealth story, he shares how staying healthy helps him do what he loves. Find more stories: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

Mark J.

Eye Health is My Health promotional graphic with a quote from Mark J., a white man. There's no question that I must pay special attention to my eye health for the rest of my life.

Ambassador story

Mark lost some of his side vision in his left eye from a retinal detachment in 2011. Since then, he’s prioritized his eye health.

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Mark lost some of the side vision in his left eye from a retinal detachment in 2011. Since then, he’s taken steps to prioritize his eye health. Check out Mark’s #EyeHealthIsMyHealth story — and meet NEI’s other #HealthyVisionMonth ambassadors: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

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Mark lost some of the side vision in his left eye from a retinal detachment. Since then, he’s taken steps to prioritize his #EyeHealth. Meet Mark and @NatEyeInstitute’s other #HealthyVisionMonth ambassadors: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #EyeHealthIsMyHealth #MoreThan2020

Yuri M.

Eye health is my health promotional graphic with a quote from Yuri G, a black woman. I have been inspired to live a healthier lifestyle by my parents, my husband and our kids. We have all decided to live healthier lifestyles and be vigilant about our overall health — including our eye health.  

Ambassador story

Yuri’s family inspires her to take care of her health — and she helps them stay as healthy as possible, too. With a family history of eye problems and other health conditions, she makes sure that the whole family gets routine checkups, including eye exams. Yuri wants to stay healthy so she can continue to watch her kids grow and explore the world.

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What’s 1 step Yuri and her family take to stay on top of their health? Regular checkups — including eye exams! Get more #EyeHealthIsMyHealth tips from the National Eye Institute’s #HealthyVisionMonth ambassadors: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

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Regular checkups — including eye exams — help Yuri and her family stay on top of their health. Get more #EyeHealthIsMyHealth tips during @NatEyeInstitute’s #HealthyVisionMonth: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

Courtney L.

Ambassador story

Courtney has open-angle glaucoma, an eye disease that can run in families and cause blindness. While Courtney’s grandmother lost her sight from glaucoma, Courtney says she took her vision for granted until she lost some of her vision in her mid-30s. Courtney is doing everything she can to save her vision — and it starts with healthy steps like eating well and staying active.

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Courtney has open-angle glaucoma and lost some of her vision in her mid-30s. Now she’s a Healthy Vision Month ambassador, helping NEI spread the word that protecting your vision starts with taking care of your overall health. Find more #EyeHealthIsMyHealth stories: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #HealthyVisionMonth #MoreThan2020

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Courtney has open-angle #glaucoma and lost some of her vision in her mid-30s. Now she’s sharing her story for @NatEyeInstitute’s #HealthyVisionMonth. Find more #EyeHealthIsMyHealth stories: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

Jose M.

Ambassador story

Jose’s family health history inspires him to be proactive about his eye health. Health conditions, like type 2 diabetes, that can cause vision problems run in his family. He wants to lower his risk to prevent future health and vision problems. Jose prioritizes physical activity and routine eye care to keep his eyes healthy.

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What’s one thing that inspires NEI’s #HealthyVisionMonth ambassador Jose to prioritize his health? His family history of health conditions, like type 2 diabetes, that can cause vision problems. Watch his #EyeHealthIsMyHealth story — and then meet the rest of the Healthy Vision Month ambassadors: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

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Jose’s family history of health conditions that can cause vision problems inspires him to prioritize his health. Watch his #EyeHealthIsMyHealth story — and then meet the rest of @NatEyeInstitute’s #HealthyVisionMonth ambassadors: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

Jose M. (en español)

Ambassador story

La historia de salud familiar de José lo inspira a ser proactivo sobre la salud de sus ojos. En su familia hay condiciones de salud, como la diabetes tipo 2, que pueden causar problemas de visión. Él quiere reducir su riesgo para prevenir futuros problemas de salud y visión. José le da prioridad a la actividad física y el cuidado rutinario de los ojos para mantener sus ojos sanos.

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¿Qué es lo que inspira al embajador José del #MesdelaVisionSaludable de NEI a priorizar su salud? Su historia familiar de condiciones, como la diabetes tipo 2, que puede causar problemas de la visión. Vea su historia de #VidaSanaOjosSanos y luego conozca a los otros embajadores del Mes de la Visión Saludable en:  https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

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La historia de salud familiar de José, que puede causar problemas de visión, lo inspiran a priorizar su salud. Vea su historia de #VidaSanaOjosSanos y luego conozca a los otros embajadores del #MesdelaVisionSaludable de @NatEyeInstitute: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

Michael M.

Ambassador story

As an optometrist, Michael knows how closely his eye health is connected to his overall health. His busy schedule can make it hard to stick to healthy habits. But when he reached his mid-30s, he realized he needed to spend more time prioritizing his health. He wants to be a role model for his patients. He eats well, gets plenty of physical activity, wears sunglasses to block harmful UV rays, doesn’t smoke, and gets regular checkups.

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What steps does an optometrist take now to prevent vision problems in the future? Get Michael’s #EyeHealthIsMyHealth tips in this video — then visit NEI’s #HealthyVisionMonth site for more ideas: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

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What steps does an optometrist take now to prevent vision problems in the future? Get Michael’s #EyeHealthIsMyHealth tips in this video — then visit @NatEyeInstitute’s #HealthyVisionMonth site for more ideas: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

Shetal P.

Ambassador story

Shetal makes protecting her sight a regular part of her health routine! She stays on top of her eye health by visiting her eye doctor every year. And if something doesn’t feel right with her vision, she calls her doctor right away. Shetal’s other eye-healthy habits include eating lots of fruits and vegetables, wearing sunglasses to block harmful UV rays, getting active every day, and wearing protective eyewear when she’s working as a dentist.

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Eye health is… my health! That’s right — just ask Shetal. She makes protecting her vision a regular part of her health routine. Check out Shetal’s tips in this #EyeHealthIsMyHealth video. Then visit NEI’s #HealthyVisionMonth site for more ideas: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

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#EyeHealthIsMyHealth! That’s right — just ask Shetal. She makes protecting her vision a regular part of her health routine. Check out Shetal’s tips in this video. Then visit @NatEyeInstitute’s #HealthyVisionMonth site for more ideas: https://bit.ly/3hQLJTs #MoreThan2020

Last updated: June 26, 2020