Understanding Glaucoma and Your Vision
When it comes to taking care of your vision, getting an eye exam can detect early signs of glaucoma and other diseases. At Macias Eye Medical Centers in Riverside, San Bernardino and Fontana, we provide vision exams to help you protect your vision for the future.
Early Signs of Glaucoma
One of the biggest problems with glaucoma is that there aren't really any early signs to notice. Once you have visual disturbances from glaucoma, there has already been damage done to your eyesight. Eye exams are important, because during your eye exam the internal pressure of your eyes will be tested. Elevated internal eye pressure is one of the earliest signs of glaucoma. When you get treatment to lower the pressure, you have a better chance at saving what vision you have.
Treatment for Glaucoma
Treatment for glaucoma is focused on reducing the internal pressure of your eyes to avoid damage to your optic nerve. Our optometry specialist will try medication in the form of eye drops, which is the least invasive treatment for glaucoma. You will need to get the pressure of your eyes checked within a few months to see if the medication is working. Other interventions include oral medication, lifestyle changes, and surgical procedures to reduce the pressure within your eyes. If you avoid treatment altogether, your vision will deteriorate to the point of blindness.
Get Your Eye Exam Now
Contact Macias Eye Medical Centers at 909-885-3933 and set up an appointment at our San Bernardino, Riverside, or Fontana office and get the optometry services you need to protect your vision. If your family has a history of glaucoma, get the vision care you need.