World Glaucoma Week aims to increase awareness of glaucoma as a leading cause of preventable, irreversible vision loss. An initiative of the World Glaucoma Association, this annual observance invites patients, eye care providers, health professionals, and the public to “contribute to sight preservation” through a series of activities and events throughout the world. The goal is clear: to alert everyone of the need for regular eye exams to detect glaucoma as early as possible to prevent vision loss. Often called the “sneak thief of sight,” glaucoma usually occurs without warning signs or symptoms until it is advanced. For many patients, early detection and treatment can stop the damage. Learn more by checking out This is World Glaucoma Week #glaucomaweek.