Since January is Glaucoma awareness month it is a good time to schedule an eye exam and get checked for glaucoma.
The Facts: (From the Glaucoma Research Foundation)
Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness.
Over 4 million Americans have glaucoma.
Nearly half of those are not even aware that they have it.
Glaucoma can gradually steal sight without warning.
There is no cure for glaucoma—yet.
Medication or surgery can slow or prevent further vision loss.
Early detection is vital to stopping the progress of the disease.