Glaucoma or the "sneak thief of sight" impacts more than 3.2 million Americans age 40 and over, according to estimates from the Prevent Blindness report, "Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems." Naturally, the number of people who will be affected will steadily increase in the years to come. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. This month, Prevent Blindness wants to educate the public about glaucoma and its risk factors. The organization also would like to share treatment options.
"The year 2020 is an ideal reminder for all of us to make the resolution today to save our vision for tomorrow," said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. "By detecting vision problems and treating them early, including those from glaucoma, we can help to avoid significant vision impairment."
The San Diego Center for the Blind offers many programs to assist people living with vision loss and blindness. Please contact us to learn more.
"Glaucoma, "The Sneak Thief of Sight," Continues to Affect Vision of Millions of Americans"