Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness, is categorized as a group of diseases that causes optic nerve damage. Glaucoma has often been deemed “the sneaky thief of sight” because the loss in eye sight is so gradual that the disease may only be detected in its advanced state. . National Glaucoma Awareness Month is the time to become educated about the risk factors like diabetes, nearsightedness, eye injury etc. that increase the chances of glaucoma.
During National Glaucoma Awareness Month, it will take the efforts of companies and individuals beyond optometrists to promote this month and to raise public awareness of glaucoma. Any industry from nursing homes to restaurant and food sectors. Even if you work in the police department, you can host a prevention session for your employees about glaucoma aka the infamous “thief of sight” distributing magnifying glasses or eye protection products like sunglasses.
National Glaucoma Awareness Month is a great way to start thinking about how you would like to implement your next health campaign amongst your employees or clients.
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