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CATES: It’s glaucoma awareness month

There is an old saying, and I think even a song or two that says, “you don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone”. Last April, I learned that the hard way. My husband was involved in an accident that may end up costing him his sight. We won’t know if the damage is permanent for a few months, but right now, he is very visually impaired. It’s amazing how much has been effected, even things I never would have thought of if we hadn’t had this experience.  From big stuff like driving, to small stuff like picking socks that match, nearly every day there is something that we need to figure out how to do differently now that my husband cannot see. So when I saw that January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, I knew I wanted to talk about glaucoma and its ability to steal sight.

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