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and Glaucoma Awareness Month

The State University of New York College of Optometry is marking Glaucoma Awareness Month with a Health Insights video of general information and an article about this silent stealer” of vision and the importance of regular eye exams as a preventative measure, since glaucoma symptoms generally do not appear until late in the disease’s progression. In addition, the article, “How to Safeguard Against a Silent Sight Stealer,” contains guidelines for those already diagnosed. Dr. Jennifer Gould, OD, an optometry educator, sheds light on new advances in glaucoma care, including “a novel device called iCare Home, a form of telehealth using remote patient monitoring that allows patients to take their IOP measurements at home.”