May marks Healthy Vision Month, a time devoted to increasing awareness of the importance of taking care of our eyes. This year’s theme, “Healthy Vision: A Family Focus,” inspires families to “team up and protect their vision together!” In sponsoring this campaign, the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers sample materials to share in communities and professional networks nationwide. Some ways to become involved are to:
–Ensure access to eye care: Connect families to sources that can help cover the costs of quality eye care. Find out more about resources to help families pay for eye care.
–Check out NEI’s webpages about eye diseases and conditions: Get the latest information in English and Spanish.
–Review NEI’s website and share resources for older adults.
–Make eye health fun for children: Check out games, interesting videos, and tips.
–Help everyone learn how to protect their vision: Share NEI’s eye health resources.
Learn more here about resources for Healthy Vision Month.