on Monday, January 23, 2012
January has been declared National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness globally. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation glaucoma is known as "a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning."1
Because glaucoma is so hard to detect in the early stages it is important to be screened on a regular basis. Visit the Glaucoma Research Foundation's website for more information, including risk factors for the disease and to learn how you can help find a cure. Contact your eye care practitioner today to schedule your next eye exam. To find an eye care provider near you, please click here.
1 Glaucoma awareness month. Glaucoma Research Foundation, Retrieved from <http://www.glaucoma.org/learn/glaucoma_awaren.php>.