Glaucoma

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Perfect vision may seem like the perfect reason to skip your annual eye exam, but doing so leaves a serious gap in your preventative health plan. A look into your eyes can reveal quite a bit about your overall health. In fact, your eyes can show signs of serious illness before other symptoms can be detected.

Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness in America? Around 3 million Americans suffer from glaucoma, with even more projected for the future. Glaucoma is irreversible, but if you catch it early enough, there are effective treatment options to delay blindness. People over the age of 40 who are of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent are at the highest risk for glaucoma, and it runs in families.