January is National Glaucoma Month … Stay Informed

Medicare dot gov logo Keep an eye on your eyesight Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and even blindness. Some forms of glaucoma don’t have any symptoms, so you may have the disease even if you don’t have any trouble seeing or feel any pain. Half of people with glaucoma don’t know they have it.  If you get a glaucoma test and start treatment early, you may protect your eyes from serious vision loss. Medicare covers a glaucoma screening once every 12 months if you’re at high risk for developing glaucoma. More Info If you have one of these conditions, then you’re considered at high risk for developing glaucoma: You have diabetes You have a family history of glaucoma You’re African American and age 50 or older You’re Hispanic and age 65 or older Keep an eye on your eyesight. If you think you may be at high risk, talk to your doctor to make sure you’re up-to-date on your glaucoma screening this year. Sincerely, The Medicare Team You can update your preferences or use our 1-click unsubscribe to stop receiving messages from the Medicare Team. USA Department of Health and Human ServicesThis message is paid for by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It was created and distributed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. You’re receiving this message because you signed up for email updates from the Medicare Team.
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