NEW YORK—January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, offering ECPs many ways to educate patients and the public about one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Prevent Blindness is helping patients, care partners and professionals this month with a number of resources including a dedicated webpage, downloadable fact sheets that include financial assistance resources, shareable social media graphics in English and Spanish, educational videos, podcasts and much more. Online and in office, independent ECPs are also doing their part to provide education about glaucoma this month.

In Kilgore, Texas, the Kilgore Eye Care Center team shared some key facts about glaucoma and the importance of early detection. Image via kilgoreeyecarecenter on Instagram

In Rio Rancho, New Mexico, City of Vision’s Tracy Ho, OD and Erin Flores, OD, discussed their expertise with glaucoma patients. Image via city_of_vision on Instagram

Twenty 20 Vision Center in Friendswood, Texas, shared a graphic online to discuss facts about glaucoma as well as some hopeful tips regarding treatment and management. Image via twenty20vc on Instagram

The team at Peninsula Eye Care in Monterey County, California, shared information about why regular, dilated eye exams are so important for glaucoma detection. Image via peninsula_eye_care on Instagram

Clear Horizon Eyecare in Plainville, Connecticut, encouraged patients to schedule their annual eye exams and encourage loved ones to do the same. Image via clearhorizoneye on Instagram