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Outlook Newsletter


Outlook is the electronic newsletter of the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP).  Outlook provides quarterly updates on eye health education, disease prevention activities, and NEHEP activities and materials.

In the Fall 2008 Outlook Newsletter:

Eve Higginbotham, M.D.NEHEP: Making Science a Perfect Instrument
The chair of the National Eye Health Education Program bids farewell and highlights a few of the programs and initiatives that have advanced eye health and safety during her tenure from 2003 to 2008.

The first photo simulates normal vision.  The second photo simulates diabetic retinopathy.KAP Highlight: Diabetic Eye Disease
Findings from the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Eye Health and Disease Survey support the need to continue to educate people about diabetic eye disease.

Collage of NEI print materialsDiabetic Eye Disease: What You Can Do to Make a Difference
Help raise public awareness about the need for people with diabetes to have dilated eye exams. NEI has a variety of materials in English and Spanish to help spread the word.

EyeCare America logoHealthy Eating Habits May Delay Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Although there is no cure for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), recent studies show that eating foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins may slow the progression of AMD. Learn how.

Lighthouse International logoLighthouse International: Implementing "The ABCs of Diabetes" in a Vision Practice
The Lighthouse International’s Diabetes Center staff stress the prevention of vision loss through early detection and screening for at-risk communities through their outreach programs, partnerships with organizations, and participation in health fairs.

Cover of booklet"4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes for Life"
This easy-to-read booklet from the National Diabetes Education Program is for people newly diagnosed with diabetes as well as those living with diabetes for years, to help them understand, monitor, and manage their diabetes.

Patient having an eye examHealthy Vision Community Award Spotlight: Third Avenue Charitable Organization, Inc.
The Third Avenue Charitable Organization, a Healthy Vision Community Awards recipient is working to expand and enhance its monthly diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma screenings for the homeless, indigent, and working poor patients they serve in their ophthalmology clinic.

Cover of bookletNow You Can Listen to the National Eye Institute What you should know Series Publications
Available in English and Spanish, in CD and audio cassette formats, this patient education series offers information on age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and low vision.

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