|Written by Bill Hanks|
Recently, I was visiting the office of Motor Vehicles in my area.¬† A lady there was upset, because she had failed the vision exam.¬† The eye examiner told her to get her vision corrected and then retake the eye test.¬† This article looks at how you can get help for your eyesight, when it starts to lag.
As we get older, most individuals start having vision problems.¬† This could be do to many reasons.¬† One of those is the disease of Glaucoma.¬† Some people deny the fact that their eyesight is going bad.¬† They are too proud to admit that they need help.¬† My father suffered from Glaucoma, as did his mother.¬† This means, that I have a chance to get it as well.
There are two types of Glaucoma.¬† There is primary open angle Glaucoma and acute angle -closure Glaucoma.¬† Glaucoma can be caused by injury, inflammation, tumors,cataracts and diabetes.
The Lion's Club¬†has always been known for collecting and distributing glasses to those in need.¬† Some even provide eye and Glaucoma testing at no charge.¬† You can contact your local Lion's Club and they will help you find help.
Good eyesight is very important.¬† It adds to the quality of your life.¬† If you have never worn glasses or contact lens, you just have to work through the process of using them.
Individuals, with poor eyesight, can cause major problems for others besides themselves.¬† It is very easy to make a mistake in the work place and cost your company lots of dollars.¬† Driving a vehicle with poor eyesight can lead to death for others as well as yourself.
African- Americans are at a higher risk for Glaucoma than others.¬† It is recommended that they are tested every 2 to 3 years.¬† If you are over age 60, you should be tested yearly.¬† Why take the risk of injury and a poor quality of life?¬†