Glaucoma Management

Glaucoma exam

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve and eventually lead to blindness. The damage is usually caused by high pressure within the eye. Glaucoma is sometimes called “the silent thief of sight”, because it doesn’t cause any symptoms before doing permanent damage to your vision.

Some risk factors can make you more vulnerable to glaucoma, including:

  • Family history
  • Race (African-Americans are more susceptible)
  • Age
  • Steroid use
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Eye trauma

Globally, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. If detected early, much of this blindness is preventable. Annual eye exams can catch glaucoma early, allowing for timely treatment. Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive vision exam, which includes a glaucoma screening.

Dealing with Glaucoma? We’re Here to Help.

Whether you need a screening or help with glaucoma management, our optometrists are here to assist you. Give us a call at 512-353-0588 or click below to schedule your appointment online.