Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss in adults today? At Chicago Vision Club, our Lake View eye doctor is here to provide you with all the information you need about glaucoma so that you can recognize symptoms and be aware if you are at risk. Glaucoma actually refers to not one, but several eye diseases relating to an increased pressure on the optic nerve. Unfortunately, the most common form of glaucoma can often go undetected, because it usually does not present completely noticeable symptoms as it develops so gradually and slowly. In fact, you may not realize you even have glaucoma until the condition has already advanced significantly and your vision has already been compromised in a noticeable fashion. This can, however, be avoided if you visit our Lake View eye doctor regularly for glaucoma screenings.
The biggest risk factor for glaucoma is age, so once you are over the age of 60 you should be having your eyes checked habitually, and this eye exam should include a glaucoma screening. The most effective way to test for glaucoma is to do a reading of your intraocular pressure. If our Lake View eye doctor notices that your intraocular pressure is abnormally high, we will do further testing as necessary to complete a diagnosis of glaucoma. Early detection of glaucoma usually means that you will have more treatment options available to you, and that these treatments are likely to be more effective. This also increases the chance that your vision will be able to be preserved for longer.
If you are interested in learning more about your eye health and the various related services provided by our Lake View eye doctor at Chicago Vision Club, we encourage you to visit our practice’s website, where you can find additional information on these subjects. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like addressed by a professional, do not hesitate to contact us by phone or online. If you are due for an eye exam, please do not delay in scheduling an appointment at Chicago Vision Club. We hope to see you soon.