Our Wellness Program is designed to educate, entertain and inspire our Customers to explore healthy options. All food demonstrations and cooking classes are free.
See our Events page for full schedule. Bring a friend to share in the fun!

Wellness at The Market at 25th... your key to a lifetime of health.

 

Through our partnerships with The Health Hub from VCU Health, The American Heart Association, Virginia Fresh Match or Shop Smart Eat Smart from The Virginia Cooperative Extension, we are able to offer informative programming, classes and tours to our customers, all at zero cost. Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for updates on Wellness at The Market at 25th. 

GLAUCOMA NEWSLETTER

from the VCU Health / RHWP Pharmacy Students

What is Glaucoma?

  • Glaucoma affects 3 million Americans and is commonly associated with blurry vision from increased pressure in the eye.

  • According to the World Health Organization, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world.

 

What are risk factors of glaucoma?

  • Older age (45 and above)

  • Family history of glaucoma

  • Diabetes

  • High blood pressure

 

Are there any signs of glaucoma?

  • Increased eye pressure does not commonly cause eye pain in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma, the most common form of glaucoma. Initially, you may notice that your vision on your sides or peripheral is blurry or have “tunnel vision”

 

Is there a cure for glaucoma?

  • Currently, there is no cure for glaucoma, but treatment with medications and surgery are available to help protect your vision

 

How do you use eye drops?

  1. Wash and dry your hands

  2. Pull down the outer portion of the lower eyelid to form a “pocket” for the drop

  3. Hold the dropper bottle with your hand against your cheek

  4. Place the dropper over the eye then look up and place a single drop in the “pocket”

  5. The lids should be closed (but not squeezed or rubbed) for 5 minutes after applying drop. This ensures the drug gets into your eye

Many patients with glaucoma do not take their medications as effectively as they could. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your medications: 

  • Gently press your finger against the inside corner of your eyelid to block the medication from draining into the tear duct

  • It is important to wait 3-5 minutes between using different eye drops

  • Do not touch the tip of the eye drop medication to your eye

  • Use one drop at a time. Your eye has only enough space for one drop

  • There are devices available if you have trouble putting in your eye drops, ask your pharmacist for help!

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