Glaucoma is serious health condition. In the U.S., 2.7 million people have glaucoma.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness among African Americans and Hispanics, and vision experts believe half of those affected by glaucoma do not know it because there are usually no symptoms in its early stages.
Vision loss to glaucoma cannot be reversed, but with early detection it can be treated to help slow the disease's progression.
That is why POB established an Adult Glaucoma and Vision Screening program. The program offers these services at community health fairs and throughout programs throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area at places ranging from government offices to places of worship.