Glaucoma is both preventable, with early treatment, and the leading cause of blindness in those over 60. Additionally, the incidence of glaucoma and its harms are greater in both our Black and Hispanic communities.
Lars, not a veteran himself, expressed his strong support for veterans and his desire to see them receive the best care during their military service and thereafter. He alluded to a past Veterans Administration (VA) initiative that 
The Department of Veterans Affairs is the federal government's second-largest department. As of 2021, it operated approximately 1,600 healthcare facilities, 144 medical centers, and 1,232 outpatient sites of varying complexity.