May is Healthy Vision Month and FEMA is offering free Visual Acuity & Glaucoma Screenings to FEMA Employees. Screenings will be performed by Prevention of Blindness Society of Metro Washington
When: Thursday, May 3
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Conference Room #727, 500 C Street SW, Washington
Employees should contact: Susan.Petit, Registered Nurse to schedule an appointment
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. Vision loss to glaucoma cannot be reversed, but with early detection it can be treated to help slow the disease’s progression.
What happens at an adult glaucoma screening?
The glaucoma screening is a visual field test not the “puff test”. It is a non-invasive, state of the art approach in screening for glaucoma and takes 45 seconds per eye.
Please bring or wear your eye glasses or contact lenses, they are needed for the visual acuity testing.
For questions regarding screenings, please contact FEMA-Safety-Health-and-Medical-Readiness or 202- 646-4213.