Glaucoma refers to a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve, which links the eye to the brain. It’s one of the leading causes of visual disability, but experts say that such diseases can be prevented with early diagnosis and proper treatment.
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. In observance of this event, Drs. Wood and Thurmond, the esteemed eye exam specialists at Guilford Eye Center, encourage you to raise awareness about this misunderstood eye condition. Letting your family and friends know about glaucoma can go a long way in helping preserve their eyesight.
Glaucoma is an eye condition that’s marked by a high intraocular pressure (IOP) that may lead to optic nerve damage. Without immediate treatment, it may cause permanent loss of vision. Guilford Eye Center, your trusted provider of contact lenses and other eye care services, discusses some important facts you should know about this disease.