THE SILENT THIEF OF SIGHT
Glaucoma offers no warning, symptoms or cure
GREENSBORO, GA (January 23, 2019) – It can come with no warning and no noticeable symptoms. It is the second most common cause of blindness in the United States. “It” is glaucoma, the silent thief of sight, according to Dr. John Titak of Lake Oconee Eye Care.
“January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and we encourage all people, especially those at higher risk for this disease, to familiarize themselves with the potential symptoms and need for regular eye examinations,” Dr. Titak said. “A regular eye examination is especially critical since a person with early-stage glaucoma may not notice any symptoms at all.”
Dr. Titak added that, while the early stage symptoms may not be noticeable, a person with more advanced glaucoma may notice blurred vision, the presence of halos around lights, loss of peripheral vision, and difficulty focusing on objects.
“Glaucoma affects an estimated 4 million Americans,” Dr. Titak said. “Some people are more at risk than others.”
Those at higher risk include:
- People over the age of 60
- African-Americans over age 40
- People with diabetes
- Individuals that have experienced a serious eye injury
- Anyone with a family history of glaucoma
“While there is no cure for glaucoma, early detection and treatment can slow or prevent further vision loss,” Dr. Titak said. “First and foremost in the process is a comprehensive eye health exam by your family eye doctor.”
Since 2000, Lake Oconee Eye Care has been the leader and preferred provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to patients in Georgia’s Lake Country. Our experienced doctors and staff offer comprehensive vision examinations and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, eye conditions, and vision problems. In our mission to provide the best eye care services possible, our doctors use only the most advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and eye care products available. We are committed to educating our patients and providing personalized eye care services. At Lake Oconee Eye Care, you will find eye care professionals who genuinely care about your health and are dedicated to providing exceptional personal service to everyone who walks through our door.