Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight
Glaucoma is an eye disease that occurs when there’s damage to the optic nerve. There’s usually an association between optic nerve damage and elevated internal eye pressure (IOP), but not in all glaucoma cases.
Glaucoma often progresses silently, with no symptoms or pain, and can eventually lead to irreversible peripheral vision loss and blindness if left untreated.
There’s no cure for glaucoma. However, research and technology have made it incredibly straightforward for eye doctors to identify its symptoms and provide management options to prevent additional damage.
When you visit the Eye Care Centre for an eye exam, our optometrists carefully check the pressure in both your eyes and look for potential threats to the optic nerve, either of which can indicate glaucoma.
Call us today for a comprehensive eye exam that includes glaucoma testing.