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January Press Release

                                                    

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How many words is a picture worth if you can’t see it?

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                                               Today                                                3 years from now with untreated glaucoma

January is National Glaucoma Awareness month. Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve. Often times, there are no symptoms of glaucoma until permanent vision loss occurs, which is why it is called the sneak thief of sight. 

Glaucoma can affect anyone. Without early treatment it can steal away your sight. Because glaucoma often shows no symptoms until vision is permanently lost, knowing if you are at risk is the first step in the fight against the sneak thief of sight. Take the glaucoma risk assessment here.

 

Glaucoma and Vision Health Resources

 

Adult Vision Screenings

Our dedicated partners help us carry out free adult vision screenings throughout state of Wisconsin. Adult vision screenings help detect those at risk for serious vision concerns, such as glaucoma. Learn more

 

Dilated Eye Exams

Vision loss can be prevented through early detection at regular dilated eye exams and ongoing treatments. Learn more about how to make an eye doctor appointment

 

Public Education Vision Health Presentations

Interested in learning more about glaucoma and other vision concerns? Contact us to schedule a public education talk at your facility! Resources on vision care will be provided.

 

Want to get the full view of glaucoma?

See what the world would look like if you had an eye disease that threatened your sight like glaucoma. Download the AR Eye App for your Android or Apple phone today!

 

Glaucoma Education and Outreach 

Earlier this month we gave the second part of our Diabetes and Your Eyes public education talk at Ebenezer Church of God in Christ. The talk was held in their diabetic food pantry and covered glaucoma and cataracts. Diabetes and Your Eyes is a two-part talk that discusses the effect diabetes can have on your vision health, what the diabetic eye diseases are, and ways to prevent vision loss with diabetes. 

   

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Help spread awareness on vision health and save sight statewide!

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Become involved! 

Certified Vision Screenings: We train and certify partners and volunteers in Children’s and Adult Vision Screenings. Contact us for more information.

 

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