It is important for African Americans to be aware of their eye health because they are at higher risk for certain eye diseases that, if left untreated, can cause vision loss, even blindness. The good news is that vision loss can often be prevented. Visiting an eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure your eyes are healthy.
Write the Vision: Make Your Plan to Protect Your Sight is an eye health awareness initiative designed specifically for African Americans. This initiative offers monthly resources to organizations so they can promote healthy vision and help prevent vision loss and blindness in the communities they serve.
Subscribe to receive monthly emails linking to resources you can use to promote healthy vision year-round in the communities you serve.
Learn about the most common eye diseases and conditions affecting African Americans. Get important background information here.
Learn how the Write the Vision: Make Your Plan to Protect Your Sight initiative works. Find eye health resources for each month of the year. Use these free materials in your community outreach.
Select the resources you need by topics, including: Diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, healthy vision, low vision, and vision and aging.
Find the right resource for your audience by selecting articles, infocards, infographics, and flyers/slides for presentations.
Hear from health professionals, community health workers, and people with eye diseases in these videos, webinars, and more.
Learn how to increase awareness about specific eye diseases and generate support from your local media. Extend your reach with messages created especially for social media.