January is Glaucoma Awareness month. It's probably a disease many people don't think about very often. But did you know that over 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma? It's called the "sneak thief of sight" because there are no symptoms and once the vision is lost, it's gone for good. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. While there is currently no cure, vision loss can be slowed or prevented with early detection.
I was diagnosed with glaucoma in my late 30's. I'm so grateful for medical advancements that made it possible to detect the disease in the early stages. And perhaps, in my lifetime a cure will be found.
I share this with you as a reminder to get your eyes checked every year. It's a simple and pain-free test. And it just may save your sight.
Sketch - MFT #366
Grey polka dot paper - Cleaver Handmade - Heidi Kress
Sentiment - Custom-made
Stitched banner die - My Favorite Things
Stitched mod square die - My Favorite Things
Ribbon die - Paper Smooches
Circle dies for eye - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Lawn Fawn
White gel pen - Signo
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