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Glaucoma: Social Media

NEHEP has developed social media resources to help you reach people about glaucoma. We have materials you can use throughout the year and a social media toolkit that will help guide your work during Glaucoma Awareness Month.

Using social media year-round

Anytime is a good time to promote eye health on social media. Use and share our social media posts, infocards, infographics, and other materials located in our Resources section.

Follow us on the NEHEP Facebook and Twitter pages, share our glaucoma videos on YouTube, and get some great ideas on the Glaucoma Pinterest board.

Facebook and Twitter posts

Post the following messages on Facebook and Twitter, or create your own messages. To make your Facebook messages more visually appealing, include images from our image library.

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  1. Are you at higher risk for glaucoma? Get the facts and schedule a dilated eye exam. Learn more at http://go.usa.gov/37sfJ
  2. Glaucoma often has no early warning signs. It has no symptoms and causes no pain. But it can be detected early through a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Learn more: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z0RknwWvSYU&feature=youtu.be
  3. Glaucoma can damage the optic nerve and cause vision loss. Watch how it can affect your vision: http://youtu.be/AdWT11hMtds
  4. Who is at higher risk for glaucoma? African Americans over age 40; everyone over age 60, especially Hispanics/Latinos; and people with a family history of glaucoma. http://1.usa.gov/1dyJq0q
  5. Glaucoma usually has no early warning signs. Don’t wait until you notice vision problems; make sure to get a dilated eye exam. http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z0RknwWvSYU&feature=youtu.be
  6. #DidYouKnow 8 out of every 10 Hispanics/Latinos with glaucoma don’t know they have it? If you are Hispanic/Latino and age 60 or older, have a family history of glaucoma, or have diabetes, you are at higher risk. http://go.usa.gov/37sf3
  7. African Americans are at higher risk for glaucoma—and at a younger age. Glaucoma often has no early symptoms, but it can be detected early with a dilated eye exam, and early treatment can help save your sight. http://go.usa.gov/37sHT
  8. Help prevent vision loss from glaucoma: Get a dilated eye exam. You may be eligible to have most of the cost of an eye exam paid for by Medicare. Learn more: http://go.usa.gov/37s6e
  9. If someone in your family has glaucoma, you may be at higher risk for the disease. Talk with your relatives and let them know that glaucoma runs in families.http://go.usa.gov/37sFj

Facebook posts—Spanish Facebook Icon

  1. ¿Usted o algún ser querido tiene glaucoma? Encuentre las respuestas a sus preguntas sobre las causas, síntomas y tipos de tratamientos en esta infografía: http://1.usa.gov/18Kvs6f
  2. ¿Sabía usted que 8 de cada 10 hispanos/latinos con glaucoma no saben que lo tienen? Si es hispano/latino mayor de 60 años, tiene historial familiar de glaucoma o tiene diabetes, usted está en mayor riesgo de tener esta enfermedad. http://go.usa.gov/37sM4
  3. Utilice el kit Cuidemos nuestros ojos del glaucoma para animar a las personas en su comunidad a hacerse un examen de los ojos con dilatación de las pupilas. Este examen puede detectar el glaucoma en las primeras etapas. Descargue el kit aquí: http://go.usa.gov/3vxTk
  4. Ayude a prevenir la pérdida de la visión debido al glaucoma. Hágase un examen de los ojos con dilatación de las pupilas. Usted podría calificar para el beneficio de Medicare que cubre parte del costo del examen de los ojos. Para aprender más, visite: http://go.usa.gov/37AhB

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  1. #Glaucoma = No warning signs, no symptoms, no pain. Detect it early with this #EyeExam: youtube.com/watch?v=Z0RknwWvSYU&feature=youtu.be
  2. #Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can result in vision loss & #blindness: More from @NEHEP: https://youtu.be/AdWT11hMtds
  3. African Americans over age 40 & Hispanics/Latinos over age 60 are at higher risk of #glaucoma. Learn more from @NEHEP: 1.usa.gov/1dyJq0q
  4. Having a health fair? Find @NEHEP #glaucoma #EyeHealth resources at http://go.usa.gov/37sf9
  5. #Glaucoma can damage the optic nerve. See how it can affect your vision with this animation from @NEHEP: https://youtu.be/AdWT11hMtds
  6. #DidYouKnow 8 of 10 Hispanics/Latinos with #glaucoma don’t know they have it? Learn more with this @NEHEP infographic: http://go.usa.gov/cQbMW
  7. African Americans age 40+ are at higher risk for glaucoma but can protect their sight by having a dilated eye exam. 1.usa.gov/1dyJq0q
  8. Help prevent vision loss from glaucoma: Get a dilated eye exam. Medicare may pay most of the cost: http://go.usa.gov/37s6e
  9. Glaucoma usually has no early warning signs. Don’t wait until you notice vision problems. Get a dilated eye exam: http://go.usa.gov/37sfJ

Twitter posts—Spanish Twitter Icon

  1. ¿Sabía usted que 8 de cada 10 hispanos/latinos con glaucoma no saben que lo tienen? Aprenda más sobre el glaucoma: http://ow.ly/UIkXL
  2. ¡Cuide su visión del glaucoma! Medicare podría ayudarle a pagar un examen de los ojos con dilatación de pupilas. http://go.usa.gov/37AhB
  3. El glaucoma no da señales de aviso. No espere. Hágase un examen de ojos con dilatación de pupilas. https://nei.nih.gov/glaucoma/default_sp

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Infocards and infographics

You can post our infocards and infographics on your website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and LinkedIn pages. You can also send them using the share feature on our website to partner organizations, media outlets, family members, and friends.

 

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Pinterest board

Visit the NEI Glaucoma Pinterest board. Repin and like pins we post. Pin content that you find useful. Comment on our pins to let us know what you think.

YouTube channel

Check out our YouTube channel. Watch and share the glaucoma videos, and comment to let us know what you think. Be sure to view all of the NEI eye disease-related videos.

Using social media during Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Take advantage of social media during Glaucoma Awareness Month. Whether you are new to social media or a long-time user, you’ll find this guide helpful in developing a social media component for your outreach.

Download Glaucoma Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit PDF [5.3 MB]

 

Posts for Glaucoma Awareness Month

Post the following Glaucoma Awareness Month messages on Facebook and Twitter or create your own. Find photos to include with your Facebook posts in our image library.


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  1. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Get the facts about glaucoma and schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam to protect your sight. Learn more from the National Eye Health Education Program: http://go.usa.gov/37sfJ
  2. Celebrate healthy vision during Glaucoma Awareness Month by educating others about this potentially blinding disease that has no early warning signs. Find resources to help raise awareness at http://go.usa.gov/37H35
  3. Take control of your health in the New Year. A dilated eye exam can help prevent vision loss caused by glaucoma. Learn more from the National Eye Health Education Program: http://go.usa.gov/37sfJ

Facebook posts—Spanish Facebook Icon

  1. En este nuevo año, toma las riendas de tu salud. Un examen de los ojos con dilatación de las pupilas puede ayudarte a prevenir la pérdida de visión causada por el glaucoma. Infórmate y toma acción: http://go.usa.gov/37Ham


Twitter posts Twitter Icon

  1. January is #GlaucomaAwarenessMonth. Get the facts about #glaucoma from @NEHEP & get a dilated #EyeExam if you’re at higher risk: http://go.usa.gov/37sfJ
  2. Celebrate #GlaucomaAwarenessMonth by helping to educate others about glaucoma. Find @NEHEP resources to increase awareness: http://go.usa.gov/37H35
  3. Protect your vision from #glaucoma. Take the first step and get informed today! More from @NEHEP: http://go.usa.gov/37sfJ

Twitter posts—Spanish Twitter Icon

  1. Protege tu visión del #glaucoma. Toma el primer paso, ¡infórmate hoy! http://go.usa.gov/37HCe
  2. Enero es el Mes de Concientización sobre el Glaucoma. Aprenda más sobre esta enfermedad: http://go.usa.gov/cR2fw
  3. La 1/2 de las personas con #glaucoma no saben que lo tienen. Cuide sus ojos. No sea parte de esta cifra. http://go.usa.gov/cDcyh

Pinterest

Be sure to visit the NEI Glaucoma Pinterest board during Glaucoma Awareness Month. Repin and like pins we post to our boards. Pin content that you find useful. Comment on our pins to let us know what you think.

Additional Glaucoma Awareness Month materials

Find more promotional tools in the Glaucoma Awareness Month materials in the Resources section of the website.