The National Eye Institute’s (NEI) new website makes it easier than ever to find eye health information you can trust. The updated NEI site features easy-to-read information about chronic eye conditions and accessible resources that health directors can use to promote healthy vision.
NEI’s redesigned website is your one-stop shop for clear, accessible eye health information. Take a look at NEI’s A to Z index of eye conditions and diseases! It includes information on chronic eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and dry eye.
NEI also has helpful resources for health educators, including toolkits that you can use to teach people in your community about topics like:
- Diabetic eye disease
- Vision and Aging
- Low vision
- Talk With Your Doctor About Glaucoma
- Vision Rehabilitation: Helping People with Low Vision
- The Aging Eye: Age-Related Diseases and Conditions
You can also find materials that will help patients better understand their eye health in NEI’s outreach materials library. This includes materials on topics that may be particularly helpful to chronic disease directors, like:
You can filter outreach materials by health topic, language, audience, or type of material — and best of all, it’s free!
NEI also has toolkits you can use to reach out to groups that have a high risk of eye diseases — like Hispanic/Latino communities. NEI’s ¬°Ojo con su vision! program provides culturally-appropriate materials about eye health for Spanish-speaking communities — including eye health tips, questions to ask the eye doctor, and information on specific eye diseases.
African Americans are also at a higher risk of developing some eye conditions. NEI’s Write the Vision program provides materials you can use to promote healthy vision in African American communities such as infographics, articles, slides, and fact sheets.
Take a moment to explore these resources on the new and improved NEI site — and use them to help the public learn how to keep their eyes healthy!