National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

Vision and Aging, What is the See Well for a Lifetime Program?

What is the
See Well for a Lifetime Program?

is an educational series designed to help educate older adults about eye health. As people age, they are increased risk for eye diseases and conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataract, glaucoma, dry eye and low vision. Many diseases have no symptoms in their early stages, but can be detected early through a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Early detection and treatment can help prevent vision loss.

See Well for a Lifetime Toolkit

The See Well for a Lifetime Toolkit is for anyone who works with older adults in community-based settings to convey science-based, easy-to-understand information about eye health, age-related eye diseases and conditions, comprehensive dilated eye exams and how people can protect their sight as they age.

The Toolkit comprises three modules that can be used for individual educational sessions or build on each other as a series. Each contains a PowerPoint presentation, a Speaker's Guide, participant handouts, a promotional announcement, and participant evaluation forms. Learn about tips for using the Toolkit.

Module 1: Making Vision a Health Priority

This module includes information about vision changes that can occur with age, the importance of comprehensive dilated eye exams and things people can do to keep their eyes healthy. View Making Vision a Health Priority Module.

Module 2: Age-Related Eye Diseases and Conditions

This module includes information on age-related eye diseases and conditions that can cause permanent vision loss or blindness and what people can do to protect their vision. View Age-Related Eye Diseases and Conditions Module.

Module 3: Low Vision

This module includes information about what low vision, vision rehabilitation, and questions to ask an eye care professional and specialist and low vision. View Low Vision Module.