World Glaucoma Week: Checking your vision is a must!

World Glaucoma Week: Checking your vision is a must!

On this occurrence of the World Glaucoma Week, at Reticare we want to raise awareness about Glaucoma, a serious vision disease and the second leading cause of blindness in the world.

For another year, every one of us has the opportunity to spread the word about how important early diagnosis is. By taking preventive measures, it is essential to treat Glaucoma in its early stages to halt vision loss. Vision can’t be recovered, but it’s possible to stop the progression of blindness with the right treatment and medication.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 12% of all global blindness result from glaucoma. In its most common form, the patient doesn’t realize the initial symptoms since there is no pain associated with eye pressure. That is why the best way to protect yourself is to undergo medical examinations, at least once a year.

During these days of awareness, as glaucoma being the protagonist, we must not forget other visual impairments such as macular degeneration and cataracts that affect more and more people each year. March is the month of eye protection from high energy light emitted by device screens, an initiative by the American Optometric Association to reduce the risks of avoidable blindness we are exposed to on a daily basis.

Prevention against such diseases is essential. That's why at Reticare we work to minimize the effects of harmful light from device screens with the only scientifically proven eye protector.

Protect yourself and your family with Reticare and join the movement against avoidable blindness.