What Do You Know About Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is called “The Silent Thief of Sight” because in its early stages, there are no symptoms or pain. According to the National Eye Institute, 2.7 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma but only half of them know it.

In honor of World Glaucoma Week, here are some facts about glaucoma from the Optos website:

  • Glaucoma tends to run in families
  • A person can have glaucoma and not know it
  • Vision lost from glaucoma can NOT be restored
  • A complete glaucoma exam consists of more than only measuring eye pressure
  • Glaucoma is not necessarily caused by an increase in eye pressure

Food for Sight

It’s a well-known fact that carrots are good for your eyesight, but did you know there are several nutrients that can keep your eyes healthy throughout your life? A healthy diet may help reduce the risk of vision issues like cataracts, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinaopathy and help promote good eye health from as early as infancy.

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