Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Currently, 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma and most often unaware that glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages.
What are the Risk Factors?
Those who are at higher risk include:
- People of African, Asian, and Hispanic descent.
- People over 60
- Family members of those already diagnosed
- People who are severely nearsighted
Regular Eye Exams are Important
The best way to protect your sight from glaucoma is to get a comprehensive eye examination. There are virtually no symptoms. Vision loss begins with peripheral or side vision, so if you have glaucoma, you may not notice anything until significant vision is lost. If you have glaucoma, you can begin treatment immediately.
For more information, please visit www.glaucoma.org