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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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Search our complete collection of outreach materials

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

Browse NEHEP toolkits

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. 

Specific conditions

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Raise awareness about glaucoma

Glaucoma usually has no warning signs — and half of the people who have it don’t know it.

Look through our glaucoma educational materials

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Help people with diabetes protect their vision

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 are easier to treat. 

See our diabetic eye disease materials

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Encourage people with low vision to get help

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 program materials

Specific audiences

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Educate older adults about eye health

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

See our Vision and Aging materials

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Connect with African American audiences

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.

See the Write the Vision program materials

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Reach out to Spanish-speaking audiences

Our program ¡Ojo con su visión! (Watch out for your vision!) offers culturally-appropriate materials about eye health for Spanish speakers.

See our resources for Spanish-speaking audiences

Healthy vision

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Spread the word about eye health and safety

Our Healthy Vision toolkit includes resources to 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 the “See What I See” VR application, available for Android or iOS, you can see what it’s like to experience vision loss from common eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.

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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 those statistics are predicted to change in the future.

Last updated: August 2019