Glaucoma Detection & Treatment
Glaucoma is an eye condition that can cause blindness if left untreated. Essentially, pressure builds up in the eye and over time this pressure can cause damage to your eye’s optic nerve. When this condition is left untreated, permanent loss of vision can occur.
Typically glaucoma is inherited and appears later in life. If you are older than 40 and there is a history of glaucoma in your family, it is advised to have a comprehensive eye exam every year, one that includes a test for glaucoma.
The best Long Island eye doctors will test for glaucoma at your comprehensive eye exam. The glaucoma test is a simple test and are painless. In addition to testing for glaucoma. they’ll use procedure called tonometry to check the pressure in your eyes and perform a visual field test to determine if there is any loss of vision.
Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that should NOT be taken lightly. Call to schedule your eye exam with a trusted Long Island optometrists.