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Make a Resolution for Healthy Vision: January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Date: 1/9/2017

Make a Resolution for Healthy Vision

Kick off 2017 in the right way by joining the National Eye Health Education Program in raising awareness about glaucoma.

Glaucoma is an eye disease that often has no early warning signs, and if left untreated, can lead to vision loss and blindness. African Americans age 40 and older; everyone age 60 and older, especially Hispanics/Latinos; and people with a family history of the disease are all at higher risk. The best way to detect glaucoma in its early stages is to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

This year, NEHEP is releasing the new and improved Keep Vision in Your Future: Glaucoma Toolkit—complete with a speaker's guide, handouts, and a presentation with an animation. Don't have much knowledge in eye health? Don't worry! Don't have much experience conducting group discussions? Don't worry! The toolkit provides you with all the guidance you need on leading an engaging presentation and providing the most important facts about glaucoma in a way that is easy to explain and understand.

Learn more about how you can help inform your community and check out our new animations, articles, social media materials, and glaucoma toolkit in Spanish!

Download your free resources www.nei.nih.gov/nehep/GAM.

Together, we can encourage people at higher risk for glaucoma to make a resolution for healthy vision!

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