Art Takahara found out he had glaucoma 15 years ago during a routine eye exam. Thanks to regular care from a glaucoma specialist, his glaucoma is under control. Although his eye condition limits some of his daily activities, Art has never let it slow him down.
A former mayor of Mountain View, California in Silicon Valley, Art sings in a choral group, is a marathon runner, runs his own company, and volunteers on several non-profit boards, including the Board of the Glaucoma Research Foundation.
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The mission of the Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) is to prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
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