Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults in our country? Our Tamarac optometrist and the rest of the staff here at 2020 Vision Place truly care about your visual health and overall well being, and therefore would like to give you the facts about glaucoma so you are aware of the risks and can preserve your eye health to the best of your ability. Glaucoma is a term that refers to a group of related eye conditions that involve an increased intraocular pressure. This increase pressure usually results from blocked passages inside the eye.
There are two main types of glaucoma that our Tamarac optometrist would like you to be aware of. The first is called open-angle glaucoma, and this is the type that is more common. Unfortunately, this type of glaucoma develops very gradually and without noticeable symptoms most of the time, so you may not realize you have it under it has already advanced significantly and your vision is at risk. That is why getting your eyes examined regularly at 2020 Vision Place is so important for your optical health.
During your routine exams at our facility, our Tamarac optometrist will test your intraocular pressure in order to see if there are any signs of glaucoma. If a glaucoma diagnosis is confirmed, we will inform you about all of the treatment options available to you. Early detection of glaucoma is the best way to preserve your vision. The other main type of glaucoma is closed angle glaucoma. This variation of the disease involves the intraocular pressure increasing because of a decreased ability of fluid in the eye to drain properly. In this type of glaucoma, the iris is usually causing the blockage of the fluid. Our Tamarac optometrist can detect this type of glaucoma with a simple test of your intraocular pressure also.
To learn more about common eye health problems and the solutions to them provided by our Tamarac optometrist, we encourage you to visit the 2020 Vision Place website and reach out to us if you have any specific questions or concerns that we can help you with. You can get in touch with us by stopping by or calling during our regular office hours, or you can send us a message using the form on our website. We look forward to your next visit.