Who’s Most At Risk For Glaucoma?
Though certain factors put you at higher risk, it’s important for everyone to understand the risk factors. For example, glaucoma usually affects people in their middle age—and the elderly—but it can, and does, affect people all age groups.
- African Americans are at a much higher risk and that risk spikes as early as age 40.
- You’re at a higher risk over age 60 and even more so over age 80.
- Some medical conditions, like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease may increase risk.
- If you have a family history of glaucoma, you are a much higher risk.
Diagnosing Glaucoma Early Can Help Preserve Sight There’s no cure for glaucoma; however, when caught early, we can take steps to slow or halt vision loss. Often treatments as simple as specialized eye drops that reduce the pressure building up inside of your eye can make a difference.
When was the last time you had an eye exam?
Make it a point during Glaucoma Awareness Month to get your eyes checked and keep your vision healthy. Call us at 704-821-5009 to schedule your visit.