January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Learn if you’re at risk for glaucoma:
Who’s at risk?
- People of African-American, Asian, or Latino descent
- Those with a family history of glaucoma or optic nerve diseases
- Those with health conditions like diabetes
- People with abnormally high eye pressure
- People who have experienced a severe eye injury
Would I know?
“Most people who have glaucoma don’t notice symptoms until they begin to lose some vision. But vision loss from glaucoma can be prevented if it’s detected and treated in time,” says Dr. Bret Crumpton, one of the fellowship-trained glaucoma specialists at West Georgia Eye Care Center. “As part of Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, we urge you to get a complete eye exam if you’re at risk for developing glaucoma.”
What to do?
If you are in a risk group and have not had an eye exam in the last year consider following up with the appropriate care. We have two fellowship trained Glaucoma specialists at West Georgia Eye Care. Dr. Bret Crumpton and Dr. Casey Geringer are both welcoming new patients. Glaucoma screening is always part of a complete eye exam. Call 706-323-3491 to make an appointment today!