Glaucoma is an eye disease that slowly and often unknowingly steals an individual’s ability to see over time. It is associated with a dangerous buildup of internal eye pressure, which can damage the eye’s optic nerve, hindering the pathway of visual information from the eye to the brain.
Often called the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma may produce no symptoms until the disease progresses and causes irreparable harm. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, an estimated 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but even more troubling, only half of that number know that they have it. The only way to diagnose glaucoma early on and to prevent it from worsening is to have an eye exam.
When you schedule a routine eye exam with Hill Vision Services, we check your intraocular pressure (IOP) to determine if fluid is not draining properly. A complete and thorough examination will allow for diagnosis of glaucoma or to rule out any other problems.
Once diagnosed, subsequent treatment of glaucoma is aimed at trying to lower the eye pressure and could include medicated drops, laser procedures, glaucoma surgery, or a combination of these treatments.
Don’t let glaucoma steal your sight—contact us today to schedule your eye exam!