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VisionRx Supports World Glaucoma Day, 12 March 2009, With GlaucomaCheck(TM)


3/11/2009 11:50:40 AM

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 Association (WGA) 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.

GlaucomaCheck™ 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 diabetes.

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.


Contact:
J. Lee
203-863-2050

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