08 Jan East Texas advocates share importance of glaucoma awareness
“It’s common over the age of 60. African Americans are six to eight times more likely to have it than Caucasians, and family history is a big indicator, so it’s really important for people to talk to their parents their grandparents,” said Langford.
The only way to detect the disease is through a fully-dilated eye exam. The Lighthouse has partnered with PATH to provide free screenings to low-income and uninsured individuals. For more information, click here.