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This program is designed to create awareness about glaucoma among people at higher risk for glaucoma, those living with the disease, and their families and friends. This program also focuses on increasing awareness among healthcare professionals of the need for regular comprehensive dilated eye examinations for people at higher risk.

Key Target Audiences: People at higher risk including African Americans over age 40, everyone over age 60, especially Mexican Americans, and people with a family history of glaucoma, as well as people living with the disease.

Key Program Messages

  • Glaucoma has no warning signs.
  • Left untreated, glaucoma can lead to permanent vision loss or blindness.
  • People at higher risk for glaucoma should receive a comprehensive dilated eye exam every one to two years.

Specific goals and objectives of NEHEP as they relate to glaucoma and information about people at higher risk can be found in the NEHEP Five-Year Agenda.

Resources and Materials

Patients and the Public

Share and distribute valuable resources among your patients and people at higher risk for developing glaucoma.

Health Professionals

Reach and educate your patients and people at higher risk for glaucoma with the use of these resources in your office or other educational setting.

Audio Visuals and Graphics

These resources can be used for educational purposes in a variety of outlets. Our resources are not copyrighted and may be reproduced without permission.


This page was last modified in August 2008

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