January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S.A., and the most common cause of blindness among African-Americans. More than three million people have glaucoma, but half do not realize it because there are often no warning symptoms. Early detection and treatment of glaucoma can preserve your vision. People who have a family history of glaucoma, are African-American, are 40 or older, or have diabetes (such as I do) are at increased risk. I have my eyes checked regularly; you should perhaps, too. The folks at Seidenberg-Protzko Eye Associates, 410-939-6477, provided me this information.