January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a group of related eye disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain.
In its early stages, glaucoma usually has no symptoms, which is what makes it so dangerous — by the time you notice problems with your sight, the disease has progressed to the point that irreversible vision loss has already occurred and additional loss may be difficult to stop.
While the risk of glaucoma increases with age, the disease can affect patients of all ages. If you haven’t had an eye exam in the past year, schedule an appointment today!
Please note that both office locations will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st for the New Year’s Day holiday. Both offices will be open from 8:30am-2:15pm on Monday, December 31st. Additionally, the Exton location is open with normal hours on Saturday, December 29th. Happy Holidays!