Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. However, awareness surrounding the disease is relatively low.
Those with Glaucoma can have their vision robbed without any feeling of it occurring. Although no preventative measures can be taken, regular examinations of the eye can detect Glaucoma early enough to minimize any damages.
Studies show that over the next ten years, the number of Americans diagnosed with Glaucoma will increase by more than one million. This is mostly due to that fact that medical professionals are looking more for the condition. Scheduling a visit with an Optometrist at least once a year is the best way to stay informed about any eye conditions you may develop.