Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that affect the optic nerve which sends visuals from your eyes to your brain. Glaucoma can cause blindness and can often occur out of nowhere. It’s important to talk to your optometrists at Precision Eye Group in Honesdale, Dingmans Ferry, Carbondale, and Lake Ariel, PA, about the early signs of glaucoma and how often you should be getting tested.
What Symptoms to Look for with Glaucoma
Often, glaucoma isn’t associated with many symptoms, especially at an early stage. The effect can be gradual, and you might not notice until it’s in the late stages. By visiting our optometrists regularly, you can get tested regularly for glaucoma to ensure that treatment can start as soon as possible.
If there are any symptoms of glaucoma, they might be very minute and occur gradually. There are different types of glaucoma, and most don’t have many symptoms besides blurry vision or patches of blurry vision. You may experience severe eye pain and severe headaches that you may not immediately realize are associated with glaucoma. You may also notice halos or colored rings when you look at a light.
The best way to detect glaucoma is through testing with our optometrist. They’ll be able to spot any issues that might point to glaucoma and get you started on treatment as soon as possible. If you do have glaucoma, it’s important for your eye doctor to monitor your condition and make sure that it doesn’t progress and become worse.
Contact Our Optometrist Today
Find out how you can detect glaucoma in your eyes. Contact our optometrists at Precision Eye Group in Honesdale, Dingmans Ferry, Carbondale, and Lake Ariel, PA, to learn more about detecting glaucoma at an early stage. Call for more information at (570) 253-6551 for the office in Honesdale, PA, (570) 686-1102 for the office in Dingmans Ferry, PA, (570) 282-4080 for the office in Carbondale, PA, and (570) 698-4140 for the office in Lake Ariel, PA.