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Glaucoma

June 10, 2019

Studies show that more than 3 million people across the United States are affected by glaucoma, and according to the World Health Organization, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. To guard against vision loss and maintain healthy eyes, visit us at the office of Optical Outlets for periodic, comprehensive eye exams. We use advanced diagnostic technology and methods to detect glaucoma in its earliest stages, which allows for the best outcome of care.

Glaucoma is a group of diseases, which cause damage to the optic nerve. There are various types of glaucoma, the most common of which is open-angle glaucoma. This type of glaucoma is caused by increased pressure inside the eye. The symptoms of open-angle glaucoma may progress so slowly that you do not notice any loss of vision until it’s at an advanced stage.  While everyone at every age is at risk for glaucoma, it is far more common in older individuals. For this reason a baseline eye examination is recommended for every adult at the age of 40 and earlier for those with underlying medical conditions that increase their risk for eye disease. To check for glaucoma, our experienced eye doctor will perform a comprehensive examination, including an assessment of the health of the optic nerve, eye pressure measurements and an evaluation of your peripheral vision. Throughout your exam, our team of professionals keep you informed and at ease. We make sure to answer all your questions related to any conditions affecting the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. With early detection, glaucoma can be managed and controlled. Treatment for glaucoma is aimed at reducing the intraocular pressure and preserving vision. Our friendly team of eyecare professionals provide the personalized attention and quality treatment that you deserve.

At the office of Optical Outlets, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.