The NOSA ‘Eyes on Glaucoma’ Awareness Initiative

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Glaucoma affects 3 million Americans today, but only half of persons with Glaucoma know they have the disease. In recognition of January as Glaucoma Awareness Month, NOSA launched a national glaucoma awareness initiative during the month of January.

 

As part of the initiative members were encouraged to organize volunteer events within their communities to raise awareness of glaucoma as well as utilize social media to educate their friends and family about the disease. We are proud to say that we were able to bring together hundreds of students from across the country to make the 2017 Glaucoma Awareness Initiative a huge success, having reached thousands of people.

 

 

Glaucoma Awareness Initiative Accomplishments
  • Over 300 uses of the NOSA Glaucoma Awareness Snapchat geofilter which resulted in over 15,000 views on Snapchat alone.

  • Over 6,000 impressions on Instagram posts made by NOSA members.

  • Thousands of views on Facebook posts made by NOSA members.

  • Local outreach by NOSA chapters to at-risk communities (Read More).


NOSA Glaucoma Awareness Chapter Competition

Congratulations to the UHCO NOSA Chapter!

They are winners of the 2017 Glaucoma Awareness Chapter Competition!

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UCHO Chapter Accomplishments:

  • 161 uses of the NOSA Glaucoma Awareness Snapchat geofilter.

  • 7,289 views on Snapchat alone.

  • Thousands of views of photos shared to Facebook and Instagram.


Glaucoma Awareness Student Contest

Congratulations to our 2017 Glaucoma Awareness Student Contest winners!

Snapchat WinnersInstagram WinnersFacebook Winners

Maggie Nikituk from The OSU College of Optometry

Yohanna Emun from the SUNY College of Optometry

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Payal Patel from the Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry

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Melissa McLean from the NOVA Southeastern College of Optometry

 

Karen Chen from the Pacific University College of Optometry

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Katie Sokol from the SUNY College of Optometry

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Liz Moore from The OSU College of Optometry

 

Peggy Chen from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry

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Sarah Petereit from the Pacific University College of Optometry

Picture of NOSA Glaucoma Awareness Initiative Round 2 Facebook winner

 

style=”text-decoration: underline; color: #ffffff;”>Thank you to our dedicated members for helping us raise awareness!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brought to you by the NOSA Political Insight Committee
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Ashley Noble

NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry

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Jonathan Chen

University of Houston College of Optometry

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Maggie Nikituk

The Ohio State University College of Optometry

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