Good evening Rio Grande Valley. January is national glaucoma awareness month—an eye disease that gradually steals eye sight from an estimated 120,000 Americans each year. According to the world health organization, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. there are virtually no symptoms for patients to look for until they notice significant vision loss. High risk groups include people over 60, African Americans, diabetics, severely nearsighted individuals and already diagnosed family members. To protect yourself from this disease, wear eye protection when necessary, eat a healthy diet and get regular eye exams—every 3 to 5 years for those over 40 and once a year for those over 60. To support glaucoma awareness month, fox2 and our sister station Univision will be having a health fun walk tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at Firemans park in McAllen! wear bright green to show your support! We hope to see you there! Reporting on health matters, I’m Lyssa Hansen.