GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — If you are over the age of forty, your vision could be at risk without even knowing. Half of those at risk for going blind don’t even know they could be one of them.
Glaucoma is a eye disease that affects 2.2 million Americans. It can begin with a loss of your peripheral vision and then turn into lost of some of your central vision. Don’t let these signs go untreated before it turns to permanent vision loss or even complete blindness.
There’s a free community eye screening being held in Muskegon on Saturday, January 31st. Shoreline Vision will be holding a free glaucoma screening for anyone with concerns of potential glaucoma.
Many people with glaucoma don’t notice any of the symptoms until they lose some vision. Luckily vision loss can be prevented if it is detected and treated in time.
Some of the populations most at risk are African-American’s over 40, Hispanics, and all individuals over the age of 60. People who have a family history of glaucoma are also at a high risk, along with those with diabetes or those who have suffered a serious eye injury.
Unfortunately glaucoma cannot be completed cured, but if you have early detection and early treatment, individuals can usually retain their vision. Knowing your risk factors and having your eyes examined regularly helps.
Free Glaucoma Screening
Saturday January 31st
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
1266 E. Sherman Blvd.
Muskegon, MI 49444