DOTHAN, AL (WDHN) — Over three million Americans are living with Glaucoma, a disease that attacks your eyes and can diminish vision.

Dr. Robert Swendris with Eye Center South in Dothan talked about how the disease can be detected early on. However, the symptoms build over time but with the right treatment in place, living with the disease is easily manageable.

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, Dr. Swendris urges everyone, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, to stay on top of their visits to their eye doctor.