Studies show that more than 3 million people across the United States suffer from glaucoma, and according to the World Health Organization, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Good eyesight is a precious gift and guarding against vision is essential to maintaining your quality of life. Visiting your Bergen County eye doctor at Palisades Optometrics for routine exams and care is an important step in protecting the health of your eyes and the quality of your sight.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases, which cause damage to the optic nerves. There are various types of glaucoma, the most common of which is open-angle glaucoma. This type of glaucoma is caused by increased pressure inside the eye. The symptoms of open-angle glaucoma may progress so slowly that you do not notice any loss of vision until it’s at an advanced stage. While anyone at any age can develop glaucoma, it is far more common in older individuals. For this reason a baseline eye examination is recommended for every adult at the age of 40 and earlier for those with underlying medical conditions that increase their risk for eye disease. To check for glaucoma, our experienced Bergen County eye doctor will perform a comprehensive examination, including an assessment of the health of the optic nerve, eye pressure measurements and an evaluation of your peripheral vision. Throughout your exam, our team of professionals keep you informed and at ease. We make sure to answer all your questions related to any conditions affecting the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. With early detection, glaucoma can be managed and controlled. Treatment for glaucoma is aimed at reducing the intraocular pressure and preserving vision.
At Palisades Optometrics, your eye health and vision are our top priority. Our highly skilled Bergen County eye doctor and friendly professional staff provide the personalized attention and quality treatment that you deserve. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with us, call today.