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Family Eye Care Services specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with glaucoma. We are continuously updating our knowledge of advanced treatments and diagnostic techniques.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the USA. The disease damages the optic nerve, and the damage is usually not reversible.
Early Detection is the Key to Saving Your Vision
Therefore, prevention and early detection are crucial. Your routine eye exam will include tests for glaucoma using the most modern technology, including the GDX retinal nerve fiber layer evaluation, which is can detect early glaucoma far earlier than was previously possible. Tonometry measures inner pressure of the eye, while ophthalmoscopy examines the inside of the eye under magnification. Additional tests which may be used include perimetry test and gonioscopy.
We Will Check On You Early and Often
Early treatment can often prevent loss of sight. Treatments include eye drops, laser surgery and conventional surgery. People with glaucoma need to have more frequent eye examinations to monitor the diseaseâ€™s progress and the effectiveness of treatments.
Types of Glaucoma, Symptoms and Risk Factors
Open-angle glaucoma, the most common type, typically has no symptoms in the early stages. By the time you notice blank spots in your field of vision, the optic nerve is likely to have been significantly damaged.
Symptoms of closed-angle glaucoma include blurry vision, severe eye pain, headache, rainbow-colored halos around lights, nausea and vomiting.
Risk factors include age (60+), elevated eye pressure, family history, African or Spanish ancestry, farsightedness or nearsightedness, past eye injuries, steroid use, diabetes or migraine headaches.
Call today for an appointment, or to talk to us about your eye care questions. We look forward to meeting you.
Why are regular of regular eye exams important
Eye exams for children play an important role in ensuring normal vision development and academic achievement of all kids.
Vision is closely linked to the learning process. Children with undetected vision problems often will have trouble with their schoolwork. Many times, children will not complain of vision problems simply because they don't know what "normal" vision looks like.
Vision screenings are limited eye tests that help identify people who are at risk for vision problems. These are the brief vision tests performed by the school nurse, a pediatrician, other health care providers or volunteers.
The eye test that you take when you get your driver's license renewed is an example of a vision screening.
Treatment plans following your eye exam can include a prescription for glasses or contact lenses to correct refractive errors, vision therapy or strabismus surgery for binocular vision problems, medical treatment for eye disease or simply a recommendation that you have your eyes examined again within a specific time frame.
Your eye doctor also may recommend that you take eye vitamins or vision supplements to maintain good eye health or to help alleviate specific problems like dry eyes.
No matter who you are, regular eye exams are important for seeing more clearly, learning more easily and preserving your vision for life.