Glaucoma is a very serious eye disease that can cause blindness if it goes undetected and untreated in a timely fashion. Glaucoma testing in Spring Valley is the only way patients can guard against this eye ailment and prevent eventual blindness. Dr. Glenn Roter, OD is a trained professional eye care specialist who has extensive experience in the management of many ocular disorders including glaucoma. According to our optometrist, glaucoma and other eye diseases can only be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination, which should be performed annually to detect any changes in vision and the eye’s physical health.
Glaucoma is not one disease but actually a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries optical information to the brain. This causes an eventual loss of vision. The optical nerve is usually damaged because of high pressure inside your eye, intraocular pressure. There are also other possible causes of damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. Known, as the “silent thief of sight” damage to your vision from glaucoma is so gradual that it often goes undetected until it reaches an advanced stage. One type of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common type of the disease, has no noticeable symptoms at all. Glaucoma testing in Spring Valley can help detect the disease at a much earlier stage when treatment have a much better chance of minimizing its damaging effects on vision.
Glaucoma testing in Spring Valley is part of a routine comprehensive eye examination that is given at our office. One annual eye exam can help detect glaucoma, cataracts, presbyopia, amblyopia diabetic retinopathy, as well as other eye disorders, while you’re having your vision prescription checked. It’s simply a matter of coming into the office for an annual appointment – nothing else is involved on your part. Our optometrist will perform all the necessary tests in one convenient visit. Dr. Roter will discuss any vision concerns you have and the results of your examination, it’s an education process as well as an evaluative process and together you’ll make informed decisions concerning any needed treatment options. Call and make an appointment today and keep your vision as sharp as ever.