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.
If you are at risk for glaucoma, be sure to visit Kirk Eye Center regularly for checkups. Symptoms of glaucoma often don't manifest for years, and by the time you notice your vision deteriorating, it may be too late. However, we can catch the signs of glaucoma early and start you on treatment to delay blindness for many years to come. Call Kirk Eye Center today at 708-397-8114 to schedule your appointment today.
Take a look at our infographic below to learn some quick facts about glaucoma.