National Glaucoma Awareness Month is a great reminder to make eye care a top priority. As one of the leading causes of blindness, Glaucoma affects about 2 million people—and nearly half don’t even know they have the disease! Glaucoma creates high eye pressure and damages the optic nerve, causing gradual blindness over time. With very few symptoms, it’s often called the “the sneak thief of sight”. While there isn’t a cure for this disease, it can be treated if caught early.
Good news though, glaucoma is preventable! Be sure to schedule a regular eye examination once every 2 years if you’re under 40, and annually if older. 60+ is the highest-risk group for this disease. Healthy vision is an important concern for all ages.
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