Currently, regular eye exams are the best form of prevention against significant glaucoma damage. You can also help protect the vision of family members and friends who may be at higher risk for glaucoma:
- African Americans over age 40
- Everyone over age 60
- People with a family history of the disease.
Encourage them to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam every one to two years. Remember that lowering eye pressure in the early stages of glaucoma slows progression of the disease and helps save vision. If you have glaucoma, treatment can begin immediately.