Glaucoma is a group of related eye conditions that together are known to be the second leading cause of blindness in adults. Most types of glaucoma are caused by an increased pressure on the optic nerve, which when it progresses can lead to vision loss and even complete blindness in one or both eyes. Unfortunately, the most common type of glaucoma often goes undetected until it has developed into an advanced stage where vision is compromised. There is a way to fight against this. Our Chicago eye doctor at Chicago Vision Club can provide you with glaucoma testing during a comprehensive eye exam. That is why it is crucial that you visit our Chicago eye doctor regularly even if you are not experiencing distinct symptoms, and to visit especially if you are experiencing symptoms, such as blurry vision or sudden loss of vision.
During a comprehensive eye exam at Chicago Vision Club, our Chicago eye doctor will test your intraocular pressure to see if it is above average, which would indicate that you might be at the beginning stages of glaucoma. The earlier glaucoma is detected and diagnosed, the better chance you have of maintaining your vision for a longer period of time, and possibly permanently. For this reason, we cannot stress enough to importance of regularly visiting our Chicago doctor for an eye exam that includes glaucoma testing.
If you have already been diagnosed with glaucoma, it is still necessary that you regularly visit our Chicago eye doctor at Chicago Vision Club for regular examinations in order to monitor how the condition is progressing and administer treatment accordingly. We understand how difficult accepting and dealing with glaucoma can be, are we are here to help you through the entire process and refer you to specialists and recommend outside treatments if necessary. If you have any questions about glaucoma or glaucoma testing, feel free to contact Chicago Vision Club either by phone or on our website. You may schedule an appointment by phone or online as well. We hope to be in touch with you soon, and remember to have your eyes examined regularly.