Category: Glaucoma

How Do Eye Doctors Test for Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a common eye condition that can lead to vision loss and blindness if left untreated. But with early diagnosis and treatment, you can help preserve your vision.  Glaucoma can be detected during a routine eye exam, and early detection is extremely important to prevent permanent vision loss. Keep reading to learn how eye […]

How Does Glaucoma Cause Vision Loss?

Glaucoma is a very common eye condition in older adults, but it can happen to anyone. In order to avoid permanent vision loss, it is important to see your eye doctor regularly so that any potential eye conditions can be diagnosed early. Keep reading to learn how glaucoma causes vision loss! What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma […]

What is Narrow Angle Glaucoma?

Narrow angle glaucoma is a type of glaucoma in which the angle of the eye, between the iris and cornea, is narrow, causing a blockage in the outflow of fluid in the eye. As the fluid in the eye builds, eye causes pressure increases, which damages the optic nerve and leads to vision loss.  If […]

Are There Glaucoma Symptoms?

Have you or someone you loved recently found out you have glaucoma? This eye condition can be quite frightening because it can cause total and permanent vision loss without showing any symptoms. It develops slowly over time without impacting your eyesight or causing other symptoms. Most people who find out they have glaucoma don’t realize […]

What is Open-Angle Glaucoma?

Glaucoma has the nickname the silent thief of sight. This nickname mainly refers to open-angle glaucoma or primary open-angle glaucoma. Other types of glaucoma come on fast and show symptoms rapidly. Open-angle glaucoma or POAG does not. It develops slowly over time without any symptoms. Then suddenly, it shows symptoms, at which point it has […]

What’s The Most Common Age For Developing Glaucoma?

Do you think that it is okay to skip your eye exam? Do you ever think that because your vision is clear that your eyes are healthy? With age, it’s easy to think you’re invincible, especially when you’re younger. You may think that health conditions won’t impact you until you get older. But that isn’t […]

Can You Tell If You Have Glaucoma?

Have you started seeing halos around lights? Is using your peripheral vision becoming more challenging? These are signs that you might have glaucoma. Glaucoma is a family of eye diseases that affect the optic nerve. You need a healthy optic nerve to have clear vision. Glaucoma damages your optic nerve due to abnormally high eye […]

Are There Symptoms If You Have Glaucoma?

Are you experiencing issues seeing with your peripheral vision in both eyes? Do you see halos around lights? These can be symptoms of glaucoma. Keep reading to learn more about glaucoma and symptoms to watch out for! What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is part of a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve. You […]

Are You Glaucoma Aware?

When it comes to your eyes, you may not give them much thought. But you should! After all, they are your windows into the world around you. Did you know that January is Glaucoma Awareness Month? Glaucoma is a misunderstood eye condition that affects millions of people each year. Keep reading to find out if […]