GREENWICH, CT--(Marketwire - January 16, 2009) -
In support of National Glaucoma Awareness
Month, VisionRx has launched its groundbreaking online glaucoma test
as GlaucomaCheck™. Now anyone can screen for glaucoma in the
convenience of their own home. Glaucoma is one of the two leading causes
of blindness. Over half of those people affected do not know that they
have the disease because early glaucoma symptoms can only be detected using
specialized tests. Damage to the retina caused by the disease is permanent
and irreversible. However, once diagnosed glaucoma can be treated and
stopped. Early diagnosis is crucial to prevent irreversible vision loss.
While anyone can get the disease, major glaucoma risk factors include: age
over 45, family history of glaucoma, significant nearsightedness and
is what eyecare professionals refer to as a visual field test. It is the
first and only patented online glaucoma test accurate and sensitive enough
to be used by doctors. First provided online in 1999, GlaucomaCheck™
was, in fact, originally designed for eye doctors. It is inexpensive, fast
(less than one minute per eye) and easy to use. It provides immediate
results with AutoAnalysis™. GlaucomaCheck™ helps detect glaucoma
early -- before the damage is done.
VisionRx is a professional vision test software company that provides
glaucoma tests for everyone. VisionRx is dedicated to helping raise
awareness, improving detection, and the eventual elimination of glaucoma
and other eye diseases. For more information about VisionRx and
GlaucomaCheck™ visit www.visionrx.com.