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Good vision and eye health are vital to many aspects of health, yet Latinos have higher rates of vision loss, diabetic eye disease, and cataracts than their white peers, according to recent eye research.
May is Healthy Vision Month! This is a great time to learn the risks of eye diseases and how they can help everyone, especially Latinos, take preventative measures.
To celebrate Healthy Vision Month in May, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, to tweet about the latest on Latino eye health and what can be done to prevent vision loss and other eye conditions!
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat “Healthy Vision Month”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 15, 2018
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- Co-Host: National Eye Institute (@NatEyeInstitute), Chap Care (@ChapCareOrg) Prevent Blindness Texas (@PBTEXAS)
- Optional hashtag: #HealthyVisionMonth
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- What is Healthy Vision Month?
- What types of eye diseases are common for Latino children and adults?
- What are some of the best eye-care tips for Latinos?
- What resources and campaigns can shed more light on Latino eye health?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share stories and resources to help children have overall good eye health.
#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludAmerica, the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio and its Salud America! obesity prevention program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.