UTICA, N.Y. -- January is national glaucoma awareness month, and the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) wants to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease.
Being the year 2020, CABVI hopes to keep as many people seeing 20/20 as possible. They are reminding everyone to put eye care on top of their checklist in the New Year.
Officials with CABVI say glaucoma affects more than three-million people in the United States. By 2030, the National Eye Institute projects that number to reach nearly 4.2 million people.
There are no symptoms of glaucoma. Once vision is lost, it's permanent.
For more information on CABVI, or their services, call 315-797-2233.