Did you know every month is dedicated to different medical awarenesses? January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, “Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve”.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness, especially in people 60 years of age or older. However, blindness from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatments, such as medicated eye drops, oral medications, or surgery, like Lasik. That’s where Affinity Home Care Agency can help..We offer medication reminders so you don’t miss a dose and even transportation to and from your doctor appointments. People who suffer from blindness, or are going blind, are at a higher risk of falling. Affinity offers a variety of home safety plans and even devices that will send out alerts when a fall happens. Safety is key in situations like this and Affinity is here to help.