Routine Eye Care Can Preserve Your Sight
Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve. Although it’s usually associated with high intraocular pressure (IOP), there is a form of glaucoma that results even when IOP is within the normal range (normal-tension glaucoma).
Although those over 60 are at higher risk of developing glaucoma, it can occur at any age. Because many forms of glaucoma progress with no early symptoms, early detection is crucial for protecting your ocular health and vision. In many cases, if glaucoma is caught and managed early enough, vision loss can be entirely prevented.
Comprehensive eye exams are the only way to diagnose glaucoma before it causes irreversible damage.