Taking care of your eye health is important, especially when it comes to preventing, looking out for, and treating serious eye-related diseases. Comprehensive eye exams are integral when it comes to spotting an eye disease or condition as early on as possible in order to implement treatment that can prevent damage. When it comes to glaucoma, it is absolutely essential that treatment is provided as early on as possible. Here at Romie Lane Optometric Center we can provide you with Salinas eye care if you are at risk for developing glaucoma or if you already have this disease by providing you with the proper glaucoma screening and treatment.
Glaucoma is a dangerous eyes disease, especially considering that it is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve can become severely damaged. This condition only gets worse over time. This damage is mostly associated with a buildup of pressure within the eye. As this pressure worsens, it continues to damage the eye’s optic nerve, damaging your vision and eventually leading to vision loss. This condition is often inherited and does not tend to show up later in life, but if you have diabetes or a family medical history of this condition then it is highly recommended that you visit your eye doctor more frequently in order to check up on your overall eye health as well as your intraocular eye pressure. When it comes to glaucoma screenings in Romie Lane Optometric Center, we look at the overall health of your eye and we test your vision, but it is your intraocular pressure reading that will alert us as to whether you may have glaucoma. Treatment for glaucoma may involve eye drops, laser surgery, or microsurgery, all of which aim to reduce the fluid buildup causing your high eye pressure.
If you have glaucoma or if you are at risk for developing this condition then please call us here at Romie Lane Optometric Center to ask about our glaucoma screening and treatment options. With the right Salinas eye care, you can preserve your eye health and your vision.