January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a perfect opportunity to help spread information and facts about this disease that effects over 2.7 million people over the age of 40, in the United States alone!
There are no symptoms and once the vision is gone, there is no getting it back. According to Glaucoma.org, “As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing”.
Glaucoma is preventable, and it is more prevelant among African American and Latino populations. Half of those with the disease are not even aware that they have it!
Facts and Statistics
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization. The best way to protect your sight from glaucoma is to get a full eye examination.
While there is no cure yet for glaucoma, medication can reduce or halt further loss of vision. Visit your healthcare professional today!