January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight stealing disease. Did you know that Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness according to the World Health Organization? And it is not reversible once you have it. Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve occurs. There are typically no early warning signs or symptoms, so the best way to stay on top of your eye health is schedule regular and complete eye exams. Everyone is at risk for Glaucoma from babies to senior citizens; however, older people are at higher risk overall and African Americans in particular are susceptible at a younger age.