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Low Vision: Social media

NEHEP has developed social media resources to help you reach people about low vision and vision rehabilitation. Remember, many caregivers of older adults use social media and can be reached through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more. We have materials you can use throughout the year and during Low Vision 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 low vision videos on YouTube, and get some great ideas on the Low Vision 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.

Facebook posts Facebook Icon

  1. Do you have trouble seeing clearly even though you use glasses or contacts, or have had corrective surgery? You may have low vision. Learn more: https://www.nei.nih.gov/lowvision
  2. Low vision is when people have difficulty seeing even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, making everyday tasks difficult to do. Check out this video from NEHEP to learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/lowvision/content/profiles/hope_independence
  3. Most people develop low vision because of eye diseases and health conditions like macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, and diabetes. Although vision that is lost usually cannot be restored, many people can make the most of the vision they have. Learn more at https://nei.nih.gov/lowvision
  4. If you or a loved one has low vision, there is help and there is hope. Find out about the benefits of vision rehabilitation services: https://nei.nih.gov/lowvision/content/know
  5. Low vision can make reading the mail, shopping, cooking, watching TV, and writing a challenge. But there is help. To learn more, download “Living With Low Vision: What you should know” at https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/health-pdfs/LivingWithLowVisionBooklet.pdf
  6. NEHEP has a resource for people with low vision and their families and friends. “Living With Low Vision” is a booklet and companion video filled with inspirational stories and information about vision rehabilitation. Download your copy today! https://nei.nih.gov/catalog/living-low-vision-what-you-should-know-booklet-includes-companionconsumer-dvd
  7. Vision rehabilitation can help people with low vision learn to live independently and maintain their quality of life. Watch these videos for real success stories: https://www.nei.nih.gov/lowvision/content/living
  8. Watch these inspirational stories of people living full, happy, and active lives even though they have low vision: https://nei.nih.gov/lowvision/content/living
  9. Learn about the role healthcare professionals play in helping people with low vision maintain their independence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3WEegpB1Xc
  10. Have you heard of low vision but don’t know what it is? Learn about it with this easy-to-read infographic from NEHEP: https://www.nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/nehep-pdfs/LowVisionInfographic.pdf
  11. People with vision loss often experience depression, anxiety, and confusion. Learn how you can help a loved one with low vision at https://www.nei.nih.gov/lowvision/content/helping
  12. Having low vision may cause challenges in managing your medications. Read these tips on organizing your prescriptions and over-the-counter medications: https://www.nei.nih.gov/lowvision/content/medication

Facebook posts—Spanish Facebook Icon

  1. ¿Tiene problemas para ver aun cuando usa anteojos o lentes de contacto, o después de una cirugía? Usted podría tener baja visión. Lea sobre esta condición: http://go.usa.gov/3JM99
  2. Las personas con baja visión tienen dificultad con las tareas diarias aun cuando utilizan anteojos o lentes de contacto, o después de una cirugía. Aprenda más sobre esta condición: http://go.usa.gov/3JM99
  3. Si usted o un ser querido tiene baja visión, pregunte sobre la rehabilitación visual. Hay ayuda disponible. Conozca los beneficios de estos servicios: http://go.usa.gov/3JMXB
  4. La rehabilitación visual puede ayudar a las personas con baja visión a vivir independientemente y mantener su calidad de vida. Vea estos videos de personas con baja visión que llevan una vida activa. http://go.usa.gov/3JMpz
  5. Las personas con pérdida de la visión pueden padecer de depresión, ansiedad y confusión. Aprenda como puede ayudar a un ser querido con baja visión: https://nei.nih.gov/lowvision/spanish/helping

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  1. #LowVision means people have trouble seeing even with glasses, contacts, or surgery. Vision rehab can help: http://1.usa.gov/1FxIR1W
  2. #LowVision can make reading, shopping, cooking, watching TV & writing challenging. But there is hope: http://ow.ly/NSsL6
  3. Learn how people with #LowVision can make the most of the vision they have and continue living active lives: http://1.usa.gov/1FxIR1W
  4. If you or a loved one have #LowVision, there is help and hope. Find out about the benefits of vision rehab: http://go.usa.gov/3G2Ga
  5. Read this booklet from @NEHEP to learn how people with #LowVision can maintain their independence: http://1.usa.gov/1H4A3WL
  6. Watch these inspirational videos to see people w/ #LowVision living independently: http://1.usa.gov/1z2MJJI
  7. Learn about the role healthcare professionals play in helping patients with #LowVision maintain their independence: http://ow.ly/NTDqI
  8. Want to learn more about #LowVision? Check out this infographic from @NEHEP: http://ow.ly/jacP3073IzA
  9. People with vision loss often experience depression, anxiety, and confusion. Learn how you can help: http://go.usa.gov/3GTx3
  10. Organizing medications can be a challenge for people with #LowVision. Try these tips: http://1.usa.gov/15IvKRb

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  1. Baja visión es cuando las personas no ven bien aun con anteojos o lentes de contacto, o después de una cirugía. http://go.usa.gov/3JM99
  2. Aprenda cómo las personas con baja visión pueden aprovechar la visión que les queda y llevar una vida activa. http://go.usa.gov/3JMXB
  3. Si usted o un ser querido tiene baja visión, pregunte sobre la rehabilitación visual. Hay ayuda disponible. http://go.usa.gov/3JMXB
  4. Vea estos videos emotivos de personas con baja visión que llevan una vida independiente. http://go.usa.gov/3JMpz

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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 to partner organizations, media outlets, family members, and friends using the share feature on our website.

Pinterest board

Visit the NEI Low Vision 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 low vision 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 Low Vision Awareness Month

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

Posts for Low Vision Awareness Month

Post the following Low Vision 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. February is Low Vision Awareness Month. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with low vision, talk with your eye care professional about vision rehabilitation. It is important to remember there is hope and help. Download your copy of “Living With Low Vision” to learn more: https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/health-pdfs/LivingWithLowVisionBooklet.pdf
  2. Low Vision Awareness Month is a great time to teach people with vision loss about vision rehabilitation. Use the “Living With Low Vision” PowerPoint presentation and speaker’s guide to lead small educational sessions with the people you serve. https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/lvam_tools
  3. Vision rehabilitation can help people with low vision learn to live independently and maintain their quality of life. Watch these success stories: https://www.nei.nih.gov/lowvision/content/living
  4. Do you have a friend or loved one who has vision loss? Download and share this article to help spread the word about vision rehabilitation: https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/nehep-pdfs/LV_Drop_In_Article_ENG.pdf

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  1. Febrero es el Mes de Concientización sobre la Baja Visión. Si usted o un familiar ha sido diagnosticado con baja visión, pregúntele a su oculista sobre la rehabilitación visual. Es importante recordar que existe esperanza y ayuda. Descargue su copia del folleto “Cómo vivir con baja visión: Lo que usted debe saber” en https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/health-pdfs/LWLV_LowVisionSpan_Booklet.pdf
  2. El Mes de Concientización sobre la Baja Visión es el momento perfecto para enseñar a las personas con pérdida de la visión sobre la rehabilitación visual. Utilice esta presentación en PowerPoint sobre baja visión para realizar sesiones educativas: https://nei.nih.gov/nehep/programs/ojo/como-ver-bien-durante-toda-la-vida-visionandaging-toolkit-download
  3. La rehabilitación visual puede ayudar a las personas con baja visión a vivir de manera independiente y a mantener su calidad de vida. Vea este video con testimonios de personas con baja visión: https://nei.nih.gov/lowvision/spanish/living
  4. ¿Algún amigo o familiar tiene pérdida de la visión? Descargue y comparta este artículo para ayudar a correr la voz sobre la rehabilitación visual: https://nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/nehep-pdfs/LV_Drop_In_Article_SPA.pdf

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  1. February is #LowVisionAwarenessMonth. If you have #LowVision, talk w/ your eye doctor about #VisionRehab. More: http://1.usa.gov/1H4A3WL
  2. Use these educational tools during #LowVisionAwarenessMonth to teach people w/ vision loss about #VisionRehab: http://go.usa.gov/xkGaf
  3. #VisionRehab can help people with #LowVision to live independently. See success stories: http://go.usa.gov/cTkNW #LowVisionAwarenessMonth
  4. Do you have a friend or loved one w/ vision loss? Download and share this article to spread the word about #VisionRehab: http://go.usa.gov/x8mTd

Twitter posts—Spanish Twitter Icon

  1. Si usted tiene baja visión, aprenda más sobre la rehabilitación visual: http://go.usa.gov/x8PdN
  2. Utilice estos materiales para enseñar a personas con pérdida de la visión sobre la rehabilitación visual. http://go.usa.gov/x8PdR
  3. Gracias a la rehabilitación visual, estas personas pueden vivir de manera independiente http://go.usa.gov/cTk4F
  4. ¿Conoce a alguien que tenga pérdida de la visión? Comparta este artículo para correr la voz sobre la rehabilitación visual: http://go.usa.gov/x8mTw

Pinterest

Be sure to visit the NEI Low Vision Pinterest board during Low Vision 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 Low Vision Awareness Month materials

Find more promotional tools in the Low Vision Awareness Month in the Resources section of the website.