Has Glaucoma Affected You? Share Your Story

ysm share your storyEveryone has a story, but we are often too busy to find out about one another. As much as we may know our friends and family members, there are facts about them that are undiscovered like hidden treasure. We can all learn from each other if we take the time.

Health issues, like eye conditions, are rarely the topic of conversation but can be a useful learning tool. Many degenerative eye diseases such as glaucoma are common but have no initial side effects. Knowing the warning signs of glaucoma can make all the difference when the disease is discovered and treated. Often, just hearing someone else’s story about their experience can resonate with us and prompt us to make an appointment to have a screening or a test.

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States, but very few people experience pain or symptoms until they notice changes in their vision. Glaucoma is diagnosed at a routine eye exam using a pressure test. Comprehensive eye examinations are imperative to keep your vision healthy, but many adults neglect these exams because of money, time or just procrastination. Sadly, neglecting eye exams can mean compromising your vision. Reading a personal story about someone else’s experience with glaucoma could be just what one of our readers needs to give them that push to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

If you have glaucoma, please consider sharing your story so that our community at YourSightMatters.com can learn from your experiences. Your testimonial could save someone else’s sight. Take a few moments to write about how glaucoma has affected you. Thank you for your submission!