National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)


This program is designed to raise awareness about glaucoma among people at higher risk, their families and friends and health professionals who work with them.

Key Target Audiences: People at higher risk including African Americans over age 40, everyone over age 60, especially Mexican Americans, and people with a family history of glaucoma.

Key Program Messages

  • Glaucoma has no warning signs.
  • Left untreated, glaucoma can lead to permanent vision loss or blindness.
  • People at higher risk for glaucoma should receive a comprehensive dilated eye exam every one to two years.

Outreach Opportunities

Additional Resources and Materials

Join health professionals, public health educators, and community organizations in raising awareness about glaucoma by using the resources below.

Materials for Patients and the Public
Share and distribute glaucoma information for people at higher risk and those living with glaucoma.

For Health Professionals and Community Educators
Reach and educate people at higher risk for glaucoma with the use of these resources in your office or other educational setting.

Audiovisuals and Graphics
Radio and print public service announcements, simulations and podcasts can be used for educational purposes in a variety of outlets. Our resources are not copyrighted and may be reproduced without permission.

Glaucoma Education Website
This website provides a consumer-friendly forum where people can learn important information about early detection, treatment, and follow-up care for glaucoma. Available in English and Spanish.