Purpose

Event: Free Glaucoma Screening Friday, January 21, 2011, from 10am until 1pm 
Location: Greis Park, Lynbrook: 55 Wilbur St. Lynbrook, NY 11563

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month-- What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. In the early stages of the disease, there may be no symptoms. Experts estimate that half of the people affected by glaucoma may not know they have it.

Diagnostic Tests

Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma.

It is important to have your eyes examined regularly. Your eyes should be tested:
before age 40, every two to four years
from age 40 to age 54, every one to three years
from age 55 to 64, every one to two years
after age 65, every six to 12 months
Anyone with high risk factors, should be tested every year or two after age 35.

For a free Glaucoma Screening hosted by Senator Skelos go to Greis Park, Lynbrook: 55 Wilbur St. Lynbrook, NY 11563 on Monday, January 21, 2011, between the hours of 10am and 1pm.

For further information, visit www.glaucoma.org.