GURNEE, IL, January 27, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- More than 2.2 million Americans have glaucoma, the leading cause of preventable blindness. However, half of them don't even know it.
During the month of January, National Glaucoma Awareness Month, BrightStar Care, a full-service home healthcare and medical staffing agency, is determined to help raise awareness about this debilitating disease.
According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, most people learn that they have glaucoma during an annual eye exam, reinforcing the importance of routine check-ups to aide in the early detection of glaucoma before permanent vision loss occurs. Those at highest risk of getting glaucoma are men and women ages 60 and older, persons with diabetes, those who are severely nearsighted, and individuals with a family history of glaucoma.
While there is no cure for glaucoma, BrightStar Care offers the following tips to help promote good vision health and manage glaucoma:
For more information, please visit http://www.brightstarcare.com.
Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care is one of the fastest growing home healthcare and medical staffing providers in the country, with more than 225 locations across North America. BrightStar proudly serves military veterans among its many families served, offering both medical and non-medical homecare to private clients within their homes, as well as supplemental healthcare staff to corporate clients such as hospitals, assisted living facilities, and doctors' offices.
For more information on BrightStar Care, please visit http://www.brightstarcare.com. To learn more about becoming part of the BrightStar family as a franchisee, visit http://www.brightstarfranchise.com.