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    Do you have glaucoma? Your future is bright if you take charge

    What should you do if you find out you have glaucoma, an eye disease that can sneak up on you and which left untreated, can cause irreversible vision loss? The answer is to follow the treatment regime prescribed by your doctor.

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    Understanding glaucoma, the “Sneak Thief of Sight”

    Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for Americans age 60 and over. Early detection and treatment is crucial. Comprehensive dilated eye exams can help detect glaucoma in its early stages, possibly preventing it from causing further harm and loss of vision.

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    Coping with the holiday blues

    The holiday season can be difficult for some people. Emotions that come and go year-round might be heightened right now, leaving you feeling frustrated, anxious or even depressed.

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    How Lighthouse Guild can help you manage your diabetes

    If you’re one of more than a million New Yorkers with diabetes, we’re here to help you monitor and manage the disease. We’ll take care of every aspect of your health so that you can avoid diabetes-related complications including kidney failure, heart attack and vision loss.

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    How to stay safe outdoors this winter if you’re visually impaired

    ’s December, that magical time of the year when we celebrate the holidays with our families and friends. For many of us, the start of winter is also the time to prepare for traveling in icy and cold conditions, especially if you or someone you know is visually impaired or blind.

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    You have diabetes. How can you avoid serious eye diseases?

    Did you know that diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in Americans ages 20 to 74? Or that the number of people with this serious eye disease, will rise from nearly 8 million today to 11 million in 2030?

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    Get the facts about diabetes and diabetic eye disease

    Nearly 29 million Americans have diabetes, which increases your risk for many serious health problems and is a leading cause of avoidable cases of vision loss and blindness. Another 85 million Americans are estimated to have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing the disease.

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    The White Cane: A Symbol of Self-Reliance and Accomplishment

    Despite technological advances, the white cane continues to be an essential tool for millions of people who are visually impaired or blind to be able…

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    Celebrate World Sight Day 2019: Vision First

    285 million people globally are visually impaired. According to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, 80 percent of these cases could be avoided if people were to receive comprehensive eye care services.

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    Healthy aging and vision care

    Like any other organ in your body, your eyes don’t stay the same as you get older. As you age, you will probably experience normal age-related changes to your vision.

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