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January – Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month! Regular eye exams are vital!

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More than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute estimates that this number will expand to 4.2 million in 12 years!

Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” because it has no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing. That is why glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness.

Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages. There is no cure for glaucoma—yet. However, medication or surgery can slow or prevent further vision loss. The appropriate treatment depends upon the type of glaucoma among other factors. Early detection is vital to stopping the progress of the disease.

For more information about Glaucoma, please feel free to read more at www.glaucoma.org. Be sure to call us to schedule your yearly appointment. #saveyourvision #optometry #vision