THE “SNEAK THIEF OF SIGHT”
Glaucoma – often called “the sneak thief of sight” because it can strike without pain or other symptoms – is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans – 91 percent – incorrectly believe glaucoma is preventable, according to the newest survey by the American Optometric Association (AOA). The JC STROBLE FOUNDATION exist to help people Look to the Future: by making individuals aware of Glaucoma with our message– Get an Eye Exam to Save Your Vision from Glaucoma. Although glaucoma is not preventable, if diagnosed and treated early, doctors of optometry can help a patient control the disease. Medication or surgery can slow or prevent further vision loss.