National Eye Institute to Host Webinar to Help Professionals Educate Older Americans About Their Aging Eyes

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) of the National Eye Institute (NEI) will be hosting a national webinar on Sept. 10, "Educating Older Americans About Their Aging Eyes."

The one-hour webinar, which will be held at 11:00 am ET, will shed light on why vision health is a growing public health concern and how professionals can help older adults in their community protect their vision. Topics of discussion will include: the growing prevalence of age-related eye diseases and conditions, what older Americans know (and don’t know) about eye health, common vision changes people experience as they age, an overview of the most common age-related eye diseases and conditions and the importance of comprehensive dilated eye exams and other behaviors in protecting vision.

The webinar will also share NEHEP resources which are available to help professionals raise awareness about eye health among older adult patients. Delivering the webinar will be Rachel J. Bishop, MD, MPH, who is chief of the consult services section of the National Eye Institute and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, MPH, MCHES, director of the National Eye Health Education Program for NEI.

Registration and more details are available via this link at the NEI.