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NIH Public Bulletin – May 2011

Healthy Vision Month to Focus on Eye Exams

When: May 2011
Where: Nationwide
Institute: National Eye Institute (NEI)

Millions of people in the United States have undetected vision problems and eye conditions. NEI needs your help encouraging people in your community to schedule eye exams. Through a comprehensive dilated eye exam, eye care professionals can detect common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning signs.

Join NEI this May during Healthy Vision Month to raise awareness about eye health and the importance of dilated eye exams. Healthy Vision Month is an annual observance established by NEI to keep vision a health priority for the nation. No effort is too small!

Next Steps

NEI has developed a variety of online resources that you can use in May and throughout the year to educate people about maintaining good eye health. These include teaching tools, media resources, e-cards, fact sheets, and downloadable posters. Visit the Healthy Vision Month Web site at to find ideas for promoting eye health and to download your free educational resources.

This page last reviewed on August 24, 2012

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