Archives for Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

It’s important to get regular eye exams to protect your vision. And because January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, there’s no time like the present to have your eyes checked. Many people are unaware how prevalent Glaucoma is in the U.S. From babies to seniors, whether or not you receive in-home care services or personalized elder care – everyone is at risk for the disease. Its most common form, open-angle glaucoma, shows virtually no symptoms before causing blindness. Today, over three million Americans have been diagnosed with the disease and experts say that by 2030, that number will increase by 58
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Spreading awareness about glaucoma

According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, approximately 2.7 million Americans have glaucoma and more are being diagnosed every day. By 2030, the number may rise to as high as 4.2 million. And the condition is by no means exclusive to those in the United States. Worldwide, there are currently 60 million individuals afflicted with the condition. “Experts estimate that half of them don’t know they have it,” reports the GRF. “Combined with our aging population, we can see an epidemic of blindness looming if we don’t raise awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations to preserve vision. The World
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