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National Glaucoma Awareness Month

By Gontarek Eye Care – 1/15/17

It’s a new year and time to schedule that eye exam you’ve been putting off. It is a common misconception that as long as your vision is good, you don’t need to visit an eye doctor. This is simply not true.

Preventative maintenance is key to preserving eyesight.

And, many health conditions are also first detected by an eye doctor. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and even cancer can be found in the course of a comprehensive eye exam. Early detection is key in maintaining good health and good vision.

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages. There is no cure for glaucoma—yet. However, medication or surgery can slow or prevent further vision loss.

We hope your new year is off to a great start, and we encourage you take care of the most precious of your senses – your vision – by scheduling an eye health exam at (757) 966-2206.

About our eye care clinic
Since 2010, our eye doctors have provided families in Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake with the best eye care possible. Our eye clinic is rooted in the philosophy of good old fashioned honesty and customer service – and our patients appreciate that. Our eye doctors and staff provide everything from routine vision care to co-managing surgical patients.