Free Visual Acuity, Glaucoma screenings available at FEMA Headquarters

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May is Healthy Vision Month! Free Visual Acuity & Glaucoma screenings performed by Prevention of Blindness Society of Metro Washington.

When: Thursday, May 30
Time:    10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where:  Conference Room 611-B (500 C Street SW)
Contact:  Susan.Petit, 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.

Last Updated: 
05/23/2013 - 11:38
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