Write the Vision provides resources with a specific focus and theme that corresponds with the time of year. Use these resources in your community outreach to educate African Americans about the importance of comprehensive dilated eye exams.
Help Make Father's Day Even More Special
Give a gift that will keep him looking sharp.
Glaucoma, a disease that often has no early symptoms, is a leading cause of blindness in African Americans. So, when this Father's Day rolls around, encourage families to honor dad in a different way. Instead of giving him more stuff, families can help dad protect his vision by taking him to see an eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam. This sight-saving exam is the only way to detect glaucoma early, before it causes vision loss and blindness.
Share this important message in your community by distributing the following materials:
Use this article in any of your publications or newsletters to educate people about eye health. You can copy and paste the text into a new document or download and use the file as is.
Find information and tips to help you communicate important eye health messages to African Americans.
Share these infographics with your networks, community leaders, and partner organizations. Print and place the infographics in common areas, post on your website and social media pages, and encourage others to do the same.
- African Americans and eye health: Glaucoma with healthy vision tips
- African Americans and eye health: Glaucoma
Please share this slide/flyer with the people in your community. Include it in presentations and weekly congregational announcements, place in common areas, and post on your website and social media pages.
Check out our June eye health feature, the Don’t lose sight of glaucoma fact sheet.
Social media posts for June
Here are the Write the Vision social media posts for June. We hope you are as excited as we are to share them. Get the word out in the community by sharing these posts about healthy vision. Join the national conversation by using the hashtag #MyHealthyEyes.
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When you're spending time with dad this Father's Day, talk to him about how much you care for his eyes and tell him to get a dilated eye exam. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2qKhoyo
This #Father'sDay, tell Dad how much you care for his eyes and tell him to get a dilated eye exam. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2qKhoyo
If it's been a long time since your Dad saw an eye care provider, schedule an appointment for him today. African Americans are at higher risk for eye diseases and conditions, but early detection and treatment can help save sight. Learn more with this fact sheet: http://bit.ly/2q6UHmN
African Americans are at higher risk for eye diseases, but early detection and treatment can help save sight: http://bit.ly/2q6UHmN
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