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Who is the "Silent Sneak of Sight?"

With age comes wisdom. Or at least knowledge. And nowhere is that more true than eye health. As you get older, you know you have to take steps to prevent vision loss from macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetes and more.

Applanation eye pressure using a Goldmann tonometer is the most accurate way to assess for glaucoma.


But there is one eye problem that strikes people 30 and above with regularity, and unsympathetic viciousness, causing permanent vision loss that can never be regained, no matter what medications or treatments are provided. And worse, it causes no pain or other symptoms that alert the person that they're in trouble.

That's why glaucoma is called the "Silent Sneak of Sight."  And it continues to break our hearts each week when a young adult comes into our office, believing only an eyeglass prescription change is needed. Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve that only sometimes is associated with high eye pressures. You can read more about glaucoma HERE. Eyedrops, laser and surgeries are treatments that can stop the progression of glaucoma. Please promise me that you and your loved ones are getting eye examinations at least every year with your ophthalmologist or optometrist so that this doesn't happen. Too many times I hear, "My eyes were fine. I never needed glasses before this," as an excuse. 

Dr. Paul Krawitz, President and CEO
Vitamin Science, Inc.

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