What You Need to Know about Glaucoma
Untreated glaucoma can lead to severe eye conditions up to complete vision loss or blindness. Learn more about glaucoma from the eye care professionals at Focus Vision Optometry in Calimesa, Redlands, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, San Jacinto, and Sundance, CA! Read below for more information.
Causes of Glaucoma
While the exact cause of glaucoma is still unknown, a few factors increase the likelihood of developing this complex eye disease.
- Genetics - A close relative can increase the likelihood of glaucoma.
- High Eye Pressure - Increased pressure in the eye can contribute to developing glaucoma.
- Thin Corneas - People diagnosed with thin corneas are more likely to develop glaucoma.
Symptoms of Glaucoma
The best way to check for the development of glaucoma is to visit our local optometrist and get an eye exam. Many people who suffer from glaucoma have no noticeable symptoms in the early days of its onset. Apparent symptoms of glaucoma can include the following:
- Blurred or hazy vision
- Halos around lights
- Eye redness
- Eye pain or discomfort
- Nausea or vomiting
Our eye care professional and a chiropractor can work together to develop the best treatment plan for you!
Treatments for Glaucoma
There are several treatments available for glaucoma, including:
- Eye drops
- Oral medications
- Laser therapy
- Chiropractic care
The treatment plan will depend on the type and severity of glaucoma. Our eye care professional will use specialized tools and procedures to reduce eye pressure and protect the optic nerve from further damage.
Lifestyle changes and eliminating harmful behaviors can help reduce the risk of developing the condition. These include maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking.
Eye Exams Regularly
Regular eye exams are also essential for detecting and treating glaucoma early. During an eye exam, our optometrist can measure your eye pressure and evaluate the health of your optic nerve. If you experience any symptoms of glaucoma or are at risk of developing the condition, it's essential to schedule an appointment with our optometrist!
Visit Our Optometrist
At Focus Vision Optometry in Calimesa, Redlands, Beaumont, Moreno Valley, San Jacinto, and Sundance, CA, our team of experienced optometrists provides comprehensive eye exams and personalized treatment plans for various eye conditions, including glaucoma. Contact our office at (951) 846-6033 to schedule an appointment.