Shining a Light on National Glaucoma Awareness Month

As we step into a new year full of possibilities, it’s essential to kick off January by raising awareness about National Glaucoma Awareness Month. At Givens Home First, our commitment to the well-being of our community extends beyond physical health – our Aging in Place Specialists support clients with low vision by adapting homes for comfortable living.

Understanding Glaucoma 

Glaucoma, a serious eye disease and silently threatens vision with no known cure. However, knowledge is power, and early intervention can make all the difference. It’s crucial for our community members to recognize the signs and prioritize regular eye check-ups to catch potential issues in their early stages.

The Importance of Early Detection and Treatment

While there might not be a cure for glaucoma, early detection and treatment can prevent further damage and protect one’s vision. As we emphasize the significance of routine eye check-ups, we empower our residents to take charge of their eye health and proactively address any concerns.

Our Community, Our Vision: Taking Action

At Givens Home First, our mission goes beyond providing home and community-based services. We are advocates for overall well-being, including vision health. During National Glaucoma Awareness Month, we encourage our residents to:

  • Schedule regular eye check-ups, prioritizing preventive care.
  • Stay informed about glaucoma risks and symptoms.
  • Access resources and support available within our community.

Promoting Vision Health

As we navigate 2024, let’s rally together to promote vision health within our community. By raising awareness about glaucoma and emphasizing the importance of early intervention, we can make a positive impact on the lives of our residents.

In the spirit of a healthy and vibrant community, let’s continue to focus on growth and well-being throughout the year.

Local Resources:

Diabetic Eye Disease:

Get Your Eyes Checked:

Medicare Benefits:

Protect Your Vision As You Age:

Community Low Vision Center:

NC Low Vision Resources: