Dr. Okeke of VEC Joins Forces with the Lions Club to Increase Glaucoma Awareness


Dr. Constance Okeke of Virginia Eye Consultants has joined forces with the Lions Club to increase glaucoma awareness.

Norfolk (I-Newswire) February 12, 2014 - Dr. Constance Okeke of Virginia Eye Consultants has joined forces with the Lions Club to increase glaucoma awareness.

Dr. Constance Okeke gave a lecture to the members of the Lions Club Oceanview Chapter about glaucoma. Glaucoma is called "the sneak thief of sight" since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it's permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing. The president of the chapter, Cecil Smithson, who is also a patient of Dr Okeke, invited her to educate his chapter members about this disease.

January is Glaucoma awareness month and a time to share the word about this sight stealing disease. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. In the lecture, Dr Okeke touched upon what glaucoma is, who is at risk and how it is treated.

Dr. Constance Okeke also spent time teaching the group members on how they can actively screen for glaucoma based on risk factors without even looking at someone's eyes. Dr. Okeke understands the importance of forming alliances with community organizations to educate and share information with as many people as possible about glaucoma.

Dr. Okeke joined Virginia Eye Consultants in July, 2009. Prior to that, she practiced ophthalmology as a glaucoma specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia for four years where she quickly ascended in rank from Clinical Instructor to serve as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology.

VEC is a 12 provider multi sub specialty ophthalmic practice with 3 locations in Norfolk, Hampton Roads and Suffolk.






About Virginia Eye Consultants

Virginia Eye Consultants is a leading eye surgery practice, serving Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, Chesa   More..peake, and Virginia Beach, VA. They use the most state-of-the-art techniques available in LASIK eye surgery. It is always their goal to provide patients with world class specialty eye care.Less..

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