January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. It often has no symptoms and if it’s not detected and treated, people can lose their sight.

Prevent vision loss by finding and treating problems early.

Medicare covers a glaucoma test once every 12 months for people at high risk for the disease. You’re at high risk if you have diabetes, are African Americans age 50 and older, everyone over age 60, and anyone with a family history of glaucoma. The Medicare Part B deductible and coinsurance apply.