One of the most serious eye diseases is glaucoma, which can cause blindness if it goes undetected and untreated. Glaucoma testing is the only way to guard against this eye ailment and prevent eventual blindness. Our vision care in New Milford doctor, Dr. Bruce Meyer, 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. Vision care in New Milford glaucoma testing 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 is part of a routine comprehensive eye examination that is given at our Riverdell Family Vision Care 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. Call our vision care in New Milford office and make an appointment today to keep your vision as sharp as ever.