Who is at risk for glaucoma?
Anyone can develop glaucoma! Those who are at highest risk and should have a dilated eye exam at least every one or two years include:
• African Americans over age 40
• Everyone over age 60
• People with a family history of glaucoma
• Individuals who have had a serious eye injury
• People with diabetes (Get a dilated eye exam every year)
Although a cure for glaucoma has not been found, early detection and treatment can usually preserve vision. Vision loss from glaucoma cannot be restored. It is important to become your own advocate. This can begin by signing up for a FREE POB glaucoma screening at one of the sites on the June glaucoma screening schedule.