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Free vision screening in Baltimore Saturday

The Baltimore health department is sponsoring free vision screenings tomorrow in honor of World Glaucoma Day.

You can get your screening from 9 a.m to noon at Good Samaritan Hospital's main lobby at 5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore. You don't need an appointment. If you're uninsured and the vision test discovers a problem, the health department will help you find resources to pay for treatment.

Glaucoma is serious -- about 3 million people nationwide are affected, and typically the disease has few warning signs. The condition leads to damage of the optic nerve and is the second most common cause of blindness in the United States. There's no cure, but if detected early, treatment can be effective.

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For more information, check out the health department website at: www.baltimorehealth.org.

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