Through our various health education initiatives, Prevent Blindness Texas educates specific populations about vision, eye health and safety. Among some of the education and awareness programs currently available include our Diabetic Eye Disease Educator Program, which teaches outreach personnel and allied health professionals about issues related to diabetes and the eye; the Healthy Eyes Educational Series, which uses a series of education modules to educate about various age-related eye conditions.
Diabetic Eye Disease Program
The Prevent Blindness America “Diabetic Eye Disease Educator Program” is a comprehensive eye health education program designed to teach lay outreach personnel and allied health professionals about the visual system and the signs, symptoms and complications of the secondary diseases of diabetes – Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma.
Glaucoma Educator Program
The “Glaucoma Educator Program” covers the visual system and the signs, symptoms and treatment for glaucoma. This program will equip vision center staff, health educators and community health workers to deliver patient education messages about how glaucoma affects the eyes, the importance of dilated comprehensive eye examinations, and strategies to prevent vision loss from the disease during interactions with high-risk individuals.
Healthy Eyes Educational Series
The “Healthy Eyes Educational Series” is a series developed by Prevent Blindness America to build public awareness of eye and vision basics; to share information on common adult vision issues related to health and safety; and to encourage proactive behaviors that give the best chance for a lifetime of healthy vision.