Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
UA Student Sight Savers offer free glaucoma screenings today
Anyone can get a free glaucoma screening today from UA medical students or volunteer ophthalmologists between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness in the U.S. and leading cause of preventable blindness. The disease has no symptoms, which is why getting tested regularly is the best way to prevent glaucoma-related sight problems, said Jean Spinelli, University Physicians Healthcare Hospital spokeswoman.
Spinelli emphasized that although people with a family history of glaucoma are at a higher risk, everyone should get screened.
"They have actually found glaucoma in young people," Spinelli said.
The screenings are being made possible by the UA Student Sight Savers Program and will take place at the University Physicians Healthcare Hospital at Kino Campus, 2800 E. Ajo Way.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 694-1460.
Info session on research opportunities at UA, Phoenix
Students who want to learn more about how to get involved in research at the UA and in Phoenix can attend an information session today at 1 p.m. in the César E. Chávez building, Room 211.
Representatives from the Undergraduate Biology Research Program and the Biomedical Research Abroad: Vistas Open will be on hand to answer questions.
Students from any major and in any year in college are welcome.
Those wanting more information can log on to ubrp.arizona.edu.