“Glaucoma Awareness” 

"January: Shining a Spotlight on Glaucoma Awareness"

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As we step into January, Peachtree Ophthalmology, located in Norcross and Peachtree Corners, joins the global initiative in raising awareness about glaucoma, a sight-threatening condition that often progresses silently. This Glaucoma Awareness Month, let’s illuminate the importance of early detection, regular eye examinations, and understanding the risk factors associated with this prevalent eye disease. 

Why Glaucoma Awareness Matters: 

Glaucoma, often referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” gradually damages the optic nerve, leading to irreversible vision loss if left untreated. Unfortunately, symptoms may not be apparent until the disease has advanced. By spreading awareness, we empower individuals to take proactive measures for early detection and management. 

Key Messages for Glaucoma Awareness Month: 

  1. Regular Eye Exams: Emphasize the significance of routine eye examinations, especially for individuals aged 40 and older or those with risk factors such as a family history of glaucoma.
  2. Understanding Risk Factors: Shed light on the risk factors associated with glaucoma, including age, family history, race, and certain medical conditions. Encourage at-risk individuals to prioritize eye health. 
  3. Early Detection Saves Sight: Stress the importance of early detection through comprehensive eye exams. Early intervention can significantly slow the progression of glaucoma and preserve vision. 
  4. Community Engagement: Actively engage with the community through informational events, social media campaigns, and partnerships with local organizations to foster widespread awareness. 

Get Involved in Glaucoma Awareness: 

  1. Educational Workshops: Host workshops or webinars to educate the community about glaucoma, its risk factors, and the importance of regular eye check-ups. 
  2. Social Media Campaigns: Launch a social media campaign using #GlaucomaAwarenessMonth to share facts, infographics, and real stories to reach a wider audience. 
  3. Free Eye Screenings: Collaborate with local health organizations to offer free or discounted eye screenings, making it accessible for individuals to check their eye health. 
  4. Informational Pamphlets: Distribute informational pamphlets in public spaces, clinics, and community centers to reach those who may not have easy access to online resources. 

Peachtree Ophthalmology’s Commitment: 

At Peachtree Ophthalmology, our commitment to glaucoma awareness extends beyond January. Dr. Washington and our team are dedicated to providing educational resources, comprehensive eye care, and support for individuals at risk of or living with glaucoma. Our eye clinic is located in Norcross near Peachtree Corners serves the surrounding community for glaucoma and other eye care needs. 

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.

Address

4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Phone & Fax

770-285-7910
770-609-8356

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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