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National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

Glaucoma

Help raise awareness about glaucoma

Glaucoma often has no symptoms. In fact, half of all people with glaucoma don’t know they have it, and if it’s not detected and treated, they can lose their sight. That’s why it is so important to reach those at higher risk for glaucoma: African Americans age 40 and older; everyone over age 60, especially Hispanics/Latinos; and anyone with a family history of glaucoma.

The NEHEP Glaucoma Education Program is designed to help you raise awareness about glaucoma among the people you serve. Our educational resources are designed to communicate the following messages that can help prevent vision loss in people at higher risk:

  • Glaucoma often has no early symptoms.
  • People at higher risk need a comprehensive dilated eye examination every 1–2 years.
  • Early detection, treatment, and follow-up care are key to preventing vision loss and blindness.

Learn about glaucoma

What is glaucoma? Why is it important for people at higher risk to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam every 1–2 years? Get important background information here.

Keep Vision in Your Future Toolkit

Find everything you need to hold educational sessions about glaucoma.

Resources

Access educational materials, training tools, and other glaucoma resources.

Outreach tools and tips

Learn how to increase awareness about glaucoma and generate support from your local media.

Watch, listen, and learn

Hear from health professionals, community health workers, and people with glaucoma in these videos, webinars, and more.

Social media

Extend your reach with these messages created especially for social media.