Have you been suffering from halos around light sources in your field of vision, making it difficult to drive during the day as well as night from oncoming traffic? If you have been coping with halos as well as gradual sight loss, this could be more than a simple problem with a currently diagnosed optical condition, but can actually be symptoms of a dangerous optical disease that can cause total vision loss without treatment. If you are experiencing these problems you should not hesitate to receive the optical care you need to stop your vision from being harmed. You can find the state of the art glaucoma treatment and management techniques you need right at your local Sunrise optometrist at the offices of the 2020 Vision Place to protect your eyesight.
Despite what many of us believe about optical diseases, glaucoma can develop in anyone’s eyes, regardless of whether or not you have a vision problem already. Pre-existing optical conditions are in fact just one of the many risk factors that increase the odds of you being diagnosed with glaucoma. Other factors which increase these odds include age, certain medications such as steroids, and even medical conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Be sure to inform our local Sunrise optometrist of your medical history, as a family history of glaucoma could indicate a genetic predisposition for the disease, which could cause you to develop a case much earlier than most. Glaucoma symptoms usually begin with a loss of peripheral vision, but it occurs so gradually that many of us rarely notice it. Other symptoms of glaucoma include reddening of the eyes and heightened intraocular pressure.
The first step to stopping glaucoma from harming your eyes is with a precise diagnosis from your local Sunrise optometrist. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff are experienced experts in optical disease detection, and work to utilize the latest technology to effectively examine your eyes in non-invasive techniques. With a gentle puff of air our doctors can accurately measure your intraocular pressure. This number can fluctuate over time with in a large region that is considered the normal range, so it is important to maintain annual eye exams to properly track these changes to alert your doctor at the first sign of trouble which could signal glaucoma in its earliest stages.
Glaucoma management is just one of the many services our team at your neighborhood Sunrise optometrist specialize in. Our advanced care offices at the 2020 Vision Place use the latest technology and technique to diagnose and treat glaucoma. Dr. Ralph Bourjolly has been proudly serving your local community for over 20 years with personalized and professional optical care to protect and restore your vision to perfect clarity.