NEHEP has additional information on glaucoma and ideas on how to use educational resources in your community.
Keep Vision in Your Future: Glaucoma Toolkit
This Toolkit is designed to help you increase awareness about glaucoma by conducting educational sessions in your community. It includes a PowerPoint presentation, speaker''s guide, participant handouts and more.
Add this graphic to an article, story, newsletter, or website to provide at-a- glance information on glaucoma, how many people have it, the lack of symptoms, who's at higher risk, and what can be done to help prevent vision loss.
Faith-Based Institution Bulletin Copy
Weekly bulletins are a great place to share health information. Pick and choose from any of these messages and add to bulletins so others can find more information about glaucoma.
Watch this vodcast and link to it from your website so others can learn about:
- How glaucoma affects the eyes
- Who is at greater risk of developing glaucoma
- Treatment options
- Where to find more information
Use this glaucoma animation in presentations or on websites to show how a build up of fluid in the eye can cause eye pressure leading to open-angle glaucoma.
Use this glaucoma animation to show how the early signs of glaucoma can be detected through a comprehensive dilated eye exam.
Don't Lose Sight of Glaucoma
Factsheet about the risk of getting open-angle glaucoma. Encourages regular eye exams through dilated pupils. (5 pages).
Glaucoma: What you should know
Booklet for people with glaucoma and their families and friends. It provides information about open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma. This booklet answers questions about the cause and symptoms of the disease and discusses diagnosis and types of treatment. (23 pages)
Also available in Spanish: El Glaucoma: Lo que usted debe saber.
Glaucoma Eye-Q Test
Take this Eye-Q test - See how much you know about glaucoma. This 10-question true-false quiz can help people at higher risk for glaucoma learn more about the disease and protect their vision. Also available in Spanish: Prueba para ver cunto sabe sobre el glaucoma.
Medicare Benefit Card: Glaucoma & Diabetic Eye Disease
This promotional card was developed by the National Eye Institute with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to promote the glaucoma and diabetic eye disease benefit under Medicare. These colorful, two-sided cards include information about benefit eligibility and where to find more information. They can be distributed at health fairs, clinics, meal sites, senior centers, and other community locations.
Also available in Spanish: Tarjeta sobre el beneficio de Medicare: El glaucoma y la enfermedad diabética del ojo.
Glaucoma Education Webpage
Provides a consumer-friendly forum where people can learn important information about early detection, treatment, and follow-up care for glaucoma, as well as order educational materials. Also available in Spanish.
Print Public Service Announcements
Print these English or Spanish announcements in your circulars and post them throughout your store to encourage customers at higher risk for glaucoma to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam.
Glaucoma Awareness Month Materials
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Use these resources during the observance to bring attention to glaucoma and remind those at highest risk about the importance of comprehensive dilated eye exams for early detection.
Visit the Glaucoma Awareness Month Webpage