Florida Eye Institute Offering Glaucoma Screenings In Sebastian, Vero Beach

Free vision and glaucoma examinations at Florida Eye Institute in Sebastian, Vero Beach.

SEBASTIAN – The Florida Eye Institute in Sebastian and Vero Beach will offer free vision and glaucoma examinations on Jan. 13, Jan. 20, and Jan. 27 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. It’s estimated that half of those with the disease do not know they have it.

Glaucoma causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain. The condition can get worse over time and even cause permanent blindness if left untreated.

“Glaucoma is a stealth disease that initially causes no symptoms; the slow loss of vision is barely perceptible,” said Karen Todd, MD, Glaucoma Fellowship Ophthalmologist at Florida Eye Institute. “The only way to discover Glaucoma is with a comprehensive eye exam. Certain factors put you at risk, such as family history and age. We encourage all patients to have an annual exam to monitor for signs of the disease, especially when over the age of 60.”

Florida Eye Institute, a multi-specialty ophthalmology center, has offices in Vero Beach and Sebastian. Contact 772.569-9500 or visit the Florida Eye Institute website for more information.

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