Glaucoma Awareness Month
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and Western Carolina Eye Associates strives to raise awareness and encourage you and your loved ones to have a yearly dilated eye exam. Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States. Glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms in its early stages, and vision loss progresses at such a gradual rate that people affected by the condition are often unaware of it until their sight has already been compromised. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises the public that the best defense against developing glaucoma-related blindness is by having routine, comprehensive eye exams.