Avoid Glaucoma With Regular Checkups Here At Bogey Hills Vision
The vision loss you sustain due to glaucoma cannot be treated or turned around. That is why it is so important for you to do whatever you can to catch glaucoma early. Our team at Bogey Hills Vision Center will help you identify and address glaucoma as early as possible. While the damage caused by the disease cannot be reversed, it can be mitigated through preventative measures.
What Is Glaucoma?
When it comes to vision loss many people automatically jump to the immediate assumption that they have glaucoma. However, this is not usually the case. In reality, glaucoma typically doesn't affect people under the age of 60.
This vision condition stems from damage to the optic nerve. Once this damage is sustained the nerve can't be replaced. Typically, the damage is sustained due to a high level of pressure placed on the eye. The damage occurs slowly as the nerve degrades over time. Because this occurs so slowly you may not realize you're suffering from it until one day you wake up and realize you cannot see.
Two Main Kinds
While there are some variations, the two main kinds of glaucoma are open-angle and acute angle. Symptoms of open-angle glaucoma include tunnel vision and patchy blind spots that appear around the sides of your vision. Acute angle glaucoma comes with more severe eye pain, nausea, red eyes, and halos around lights.
How To Avoid Glaucoma
You might be wondering how glaucoma can be avoided if since it is so difficult to detect. The best way to go about doing this is to visit our Saint Charles optometry staff here at Bogey Hills Vision regularly. Just like you need semi-annual checkups with your doctor and dentist, you need to schedule checkups with your optometrist. A lot can happen in six months, but since this particular vision condition progresses so slowly, it can be identified before you notice any further corruption of your vision.
Identify Glaucoma Early On
The best way to avoid the further development of this vision condition is to schedule an appointment with us at our Saint Charlies optometry office today. For more information on glaucoma or to schedule an appointment, call us at (636) 946-1176.