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Good vision and eye health are vital to many aspects of health.
Yet Latinos and other people of color have higher rates of vision loss, diabetic eye disease, and cataracts than their white peers, according to recent eye research.
To celebrate Healthy Vision Month in July, let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, to tweet about the latest on eye health disparities. We also will tweet about how to prevent vision loss and chronic diseases like diabetes, and how taking care of your health can also help create better vision!
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat, “Healthy Vision Month: Eye Health Is My Health”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, July 28, 2020
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: National Eye Institute (@NatEyeInstitute), National Hispanic Medical Association (@NHMAmd), American Diabetes Association (@AmDiabetesAssn)
- HASHTAG: #SaludTues
- OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #HealthyVisionMonth #EyeHealthIsMyHealth #MoreThan2020
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- Why is eye health important, especially for Latinos?
- How is eye health related to healthy, disease-preventing behaviors?
- What are the top ways to improve your eye health?
Use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources for better vision for all!
#SaludTues is a health equity tweetchat especially focused on the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET every Tuesday hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.