Seeta Eye Centers encourages patients from throughout the Hudson Valley region of NY to make their awareness of glaucoma a priority this January. Prevent Blindness America has designated January as National Glaucoma Awareness Month and we to remind patients and their families about the need for regular eye exams with glaucoma evaluations as the current data suggests almost 3 million people age 40 and older have open-angle glaucoma, which reflects a considerable increase and ongoing trend. Patients should be particularly sensitive to the fact that in African-American and Hispanic populations, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness and that other risk factors include diabetes, vascular disease, early onset of menopause and especially a family history of glaucoma-particularly among siblings.
The key step in preventing vision loss from glaucoma is early detection, diagnosis and treatment. This is why we want raise awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations to preserve vision especially for our senior aging population since increasing age is also a predisposing risk factor. We strongly recommend that siblings of glaucoma patients be screened each and every year as their risk of developing glaucoma is some 5 times higher than the typical population.
If you or someone you know has questions glaucoma risk factors or needs an eye exam for glaucoma please feel free to call Seeta Eye Centers and schedule an eye examination by calling 845-454-1025 , visiting Seeta Eye Centers or facebook.com/seetaeyecenters.
Seeta Eye Centers is conveniently located at 23 Davis Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, Cecilwood Health Center, 969 Main Street, Fishkill, New York 12524 and 664 Stoneleigh Avenue, Suite 100, Carmel, New York 10512 for patients from Westchester County, Rockland County and throughout the Hudson Valley, Dutchess County and Orange County.