Glaucoma

What You Need to Know About the Sneak Thief of Sight

This web resource was created in partnership between the National Black Church Initiative and Prevent Blindness

Take action to protect your sight before glaucoma robs you blind!

Glaucoma has no symptoms until it is too late. If you’re at risk call your eye doctor to schedule a dilated eye exam.

Get a dilated eye exam before glaucoma gets you!
You are at risk if you:

• Are African American or Hispanic over 40

• Are anyone over 50

• Have a family member with glaucoma

• Have diabetes

About the National Black Church Initiative

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African-American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI's mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. The National Black Church Initiative's methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

About Prevent Blindness

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness touches the lives of millions of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screening and training, community and patient service programs and research.