Did you know. . . . .

More than 3 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma, and some have no idea they have it.  Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can cause permanent vision loss and blindness.  If you get a glaucoma test and find treatment early, you can protect your eyes from serious vision loss.  It's the perfect time to check your eye health and see if you're at high risk.  You're at high risk for glaucoma if one of more of these applies to you: 

You have diabetes

You have a family history of glaucoma

You're African American and 50 or older

You're Hispanic and 65 or older

Medicare covers a glaucoma screening once every 12 months if you're at high risk.  Talk to your doctor or eye doctor for more information about scheduling a glaucoma test. 

APPRISE recognizes the complexity of Medicare and offers free health insurance counseling to people with Medicare.  Trained staff and volunteers are now available to provide counseling over the phone due to the COVID – 19 restrictions.  We can assist people in completing the often-frustrating paperwork associated with Medicare and check to see if you are eligible to save on some costs.  We can also help you apply.

Contact the APPRISE Program in Pike County

(570) 775 5550 Ext 1313


for local, unbiased, and trusted Medicare help.


or call 1 800 772 1213