GREENWICH, CT--(Marketwire - March 11, 2009) - VisionRx
supports World Glaucoma Day
(12 March 2009) and its sponsoring organizations, the World Glaucoma
Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association. "It is the second
time that the World Glaucoma
and the World
Glaucoma Patient Association (WGPA)
have undertaken this joint global
initiative to raise awareness of their key message: glaucoma can blind you
- get your eyes tested."
The VisionRx GlaucomaCheck™ is the first and only patented online
glaucoma test accurate and sensitive enough to be used by doctors. It
provides a way to radically improve early glaucoma detection because it is
a very sensitive, easy to use eye test that is available to everyone.
Because it is now accessible online, anyone can screen for the symptoms of
glaucoma in the convenience of their own home or office.
is what eyecare professionals refer to as a visual field test. 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.
What is glaucoma? 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 glaucoma 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
VisionRx is a professional vision test software company that provides
glaucoma tests and glaucoma information 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
glaucoma, VisionRx and GlaucomaCheck™ visit www.visionrx.com.