The goal of the EyeWatch Program is to decrease the incidence of preventable vision loss among Ohio’s adult population through promotion of healthy lifestyles, early detection and treatment.
The EyeWatch Program enhances the services of Ohio’s adult care and public health networks by providing coordinated information and access to prevention information, referral, and treatment resources for aging eye challenges.
Key components of the EyeWatch program include a presenter’s toolkit containing prepared PowerPoint presentations on 3 different topics, training for the presenters on utilization and marketing of the EyeWatch information, topic related brochures and educational materials, handouts, newsletter articles, and resources to assist clients in need of free or low cost eye care.
After completing the EyeWatch Presenter’s Training Program- presenters will:
- Provide presentations on accessing eye care resources
- Educate clients about age related eye diseases such as glaucoma, age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy
- Teach the people they serve how to live a healthy lifestyle to preserve their sight
- Create eye health displays
- Provide educational materials to help their clients
- Insert articles in their organization’s newsletter about vision health