Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic Offers Glaucoma Management
Individuals over the age of 60 are at greater risk for developing eye diseases like glaucoma. Regular eye examinations should be a part of your healthcare regimen as you age. At Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic in Longmont, CO, our doctors of optometry provide detection and management of glaucoma to protect your vision.
Glaucoma is a disease that occurs because of increased pressure within the eyes. The high pressure can cause damage to the optic nerve, which is critical for vision. Aging increases the risk for glaucoma, as does heredity, severe nearsightedness or farsightedness, and certain medical conditions. Individuals of Asian, African, or Hispanic heritage are at higher risk for the disease.
Symptoms of Glaucoma
Glaucoma is known as a “thief of vision" because there are no symptoms in the early stages. However, as the disease progresses, individuals may notice poor peripheral vision or blank spots in central vision. In some cases, a vision emergency can occur.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma
During your regular eye exams, our optometrist will use special equipment to test the pressure in the eyes that could indicate glaucoma.
If glaucoma is suspected, our eye doctor will prescribe eye drops that must be used daily to reduce eye pressure. Oral medications and laser surgery are treatments that are also available to glaucoma patients.
Make Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic Your Choice for Eye Care in Longmont, CO
Our doctors at Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic have extensive training in optometry and a wealth of experience caring for the eyes of our patients in Longmont, CO, and nearby communities. We offer comprehensive eye exams, eyeglasses fitting, contact lens fitting, computer vision care, and management of eye diseases. Call Eagle Vision & Eye Clinic today at (303) 651-2020 for an appointment to have your eyes tested.