3 Reasons You Should Talk About Glaucoma

senior couple outdoors smilingTalking about your eyesight and issues like glaucoma may not be part of your everyday conversation, but it should be. You could have glaucoma and not even know it. There are many reasons to protect your eyesight and there’s no doubt you’ll agree that the following three are some of the most important:

  1. Weddings
  2. Graduations
  3. Grandchildren

Don’t miss out on seeing life’s precious moments. You know that every family wedding includes your Uncle Louis teaching the latest line dance. And every spring, Aunt Shirley pulls you into the kitchen to help bake a few peach cobblers. Make sure you can stay in the mix by protecting your vision.

Keep an eye out for glaucoma.

The National Eye Institute encourages you to save your sight from vision loss and blindness by knowing your risk for glaucoma—and doing something about it! Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damages the eye’s optic nerve. It can lead to vision loss or blindness if left untreated. More than half of all people with glaucoma don’t know they have it. And, quite often, by the time people are diagnosed with glaucoma, they have already begun to notice changes in their side, or peripheral, vision.

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