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National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

Keep Vision in Your Future: Glaucoma Toolkit

This Toolkit contains science-based, user-friendly information designed to help you educate people in your community about glaucoma. The following information provides suggestions on how to use the materials in this Toolkit.

PowerPoint Presentation

  • The PowerPoint presentation (also available as a PDF*) is an introduction to glaucoma, how it is detected and treated.
  • You will need access to a computer/laptop in order to present. Ideally, you can also project the slides onto a screen using an LCD projector.
  • If you do not have access to a LCD projector, you can print out copies of the PowerPoint slides for participants and ask them to follow along.
  • To assist you in presenting, use the talking points in the speaker’s guide.
  • This PowerPoint presentation works well with small and large groups, so consider giving this presentation at community health fairs and faith-based functions.

Speaker’s Guide

  • The speaker’s guide PDF* accompanies the PowerPoint presentation and it includes talking points for each slide.
  • The talking points correspond with each of the bullets on the PowerPoint slide.
  • No prior knowledge of eye health is necessary. All the information you need to present is included in the speaker’s guide.
  • If the attendees ask questions that are not directly addressed on the slide, please reply by referring them to their eye care professional or to the NEI Glaucoma Website.
  • Do not hand out copies of the speaker’s guide to attendees.

Promotional Announcement

  • This announcement PDF* can be posted in a flyer or incorporated into newsletters or other publications to publicize your glaucoma educational session.
  • Tailor the announcement to indicate the time, date, and location of your session.
  • Customize the announcement by adding your organization’s logo.

Participant Handouts

A variety of handouts are available for you to print and distribute to participants. These include the following:

Distribute the handouts after you finish the presentation.

Participant Evaluation Form

  • Print out copies of the evaluation form PDF* and ask participants to fill one out after your presentation. This information can help you in preparing for future presentations.
  • NEHEP is also interested in getting feedback from participants. If you would like to share these evaluations, please mail them to-

31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510

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