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News: DePaul Encourages Community to Monitor Eye Health

Jan 3, 2024

DePaul Encourages Community to  Monitor Eye Health
Image with a green ribbon and the text Glaucoma Awareness Month
NEW ORLEANS – In recognition of National Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, DePaul Community Health Centers (DCHC) encourages everyone to get an annual eye exam. Glaucoma affects millions of people, particularly older adults and African Americans, and is the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in the United States. Many are unaware that having their vision checked once a year can be key in early detection.

"Most people with glaucoma don't know they have it until irreversible vision loss occurs, which signals the importance of getting an annual eye examination," said Dr. Seth Stanton, an optometrist at DCHC's Carrollton health center. "The most common form of glaucoma is open angle glaucoma. This form of the eye disease is six times more likely in African Americans and about three to four times more likely in Latinos. It's entirely undetectable unless someone gets an eye exam," he said.

DePaul Community Health Center staff member Carlette Taylor"Initially, when I was diagnosed, I felt as if I was given a death sentence, however, as time has passed, I’ve learned to adjust," said Carlette Taylor, a DCHC staff member who is an advocate of eye health after unexpectedly being diagnosed with Closed Angle Glaucoma in 2005. 

Her experience with the rare form of glaucoma has led her to spreading information about preventative measures people can take in an effort to maintain and improve their eye health.

There is also the assumption that only people with diabetes are left struggling with glaucoma, due to high levels of glucose being a factor in having glaucoma. Carlette, who isn’t a diabetic, has stents in both of her eyes and has lost her peripheral vision completely in her right eye.

To learn more about glaucoma and to schedule an annual optometry exam at DCHC Carrollton with Dr. Stanton, call (504) 207-3060 or make an appointment online.

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Algiers

DePaul Community Health Center

3215 General Meyer Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70114

Phone: 504-362-8930
Fax: 504-362-8486

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
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Carrollton

DePaul Community Health Center

3201 S. Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-207-3060
Fax: 504-207-3067

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 am to 2 pm
Sunday: Closed
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Central City

DePaul Community Health Center

1300 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Suite B
New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone: 504-899-5437

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
 

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Gentilly

DePaul Community Health Center

100 Warrington Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-282-0089
Fax: 504-282-2213

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
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Harvey

DePaul Community Health Center

1629 Westbank Expressway
Suite A
Harvey, LA 70058

Phone: 504-582-0715
Fax: 504-582-0716

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
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Higgins

DePaul Community Health Center

3303 Higgins Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70126

Phone: 504-948-2873
Fax: 504-948-9292

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
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Kenner

DePaul Community Health Center

3715 Williams Blvd., Suite 220
Kenner, LA 70065

Phone: 504-468-4437
Fax: 504-464-1386

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
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Lakeside (Pediatrics)

DePaul Community Health Center

3116 6th St., Suite 101
Metairie, LA 70002

Phone: 504-837-9000

Hours of Operation
NEW!! Pediatric visits first Saturday monthly
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
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Metairie

DePaul Community Health Center

111 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70001

Phone: 504-482-0084
Fax: 504-483-6018

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
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New Orleans East

DePaul Community Health Center

5630 Read Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70127

Phone: 504-248-5357
Fax: 504-248-5377

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
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St. Cecilia

DePaul Community Health Center

1030 Lesseps St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: 504-941-6041
Fax: 504-941-9991

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
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