Glaucoma is a serious disease linked to pressure in the optic nerve, which is vital for healthy vision. Glaucoma often comes on gradually and is difficult to identify, since the most obvious symptoms only tend to appear in advanced cases.
Vision loss from Glaucoma cannot be recovered, so early detection is absolutely critical. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness when left untreated.
Glaucoma occurs when pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve and causes blind spots. It tends to be a genetic disease, and may appear more frequently in families with a history of glaucoma over several generations.
The 3 most common types of glaucoma are:
Diagnosis is the first and most critical step to preserving your vision. Although the risk of glaucoma increases with age, this condition can affect anyone at any time in their lives.
The pressure that causes open-angle glaucoma is painless, making the disease difficult to detect. However, the following warning signs can make it easier to identify:
These symptoms do not always indicate glaucoma. However, if glaucoma is present and left untreated it will eventually lead to irreversible blindness.
Your best defence against glaucoma is to schedule regular eye exams with your optometrist. Qualified medical professionals can identify glaucoma and other eye diseases before they severely impact your vision.
You can find us in the River East Plaza, between Safeway and Booster Juice, and across from Tim Hortons. We have plenty of parking available on-site.
*Please note we are CLOSED on Saturdays of long weekends and for the months of July and August.
“Just had the first eye exam for my daughter with Dr. Chow. My daughter really does not like doctors… but Dr. Chow was perfect she did the exam flawlessly and handled my daughter’s objections really well. ZERO stress. Now my daughter is excited to come back for her next eye exam in a year. Thank you also to Dr. Mestito-Dao super nice and super accommodating! Not to mention the staff, pro’s at what they do. Thank you and nicely done HVC!”
“I had a very good experience with this clinic. The reception staff were warm, and efficient. My insurance coverage was handling very well. The pre-exam procedures were done well, by staff that were well versed in doing them. The Optometrist (Dr Zimmer), was excellent to deal with and very thorough. The office had a pleasant ambiance, and I left my appointment with a very “good feeling” about the whole experience. I will be booking my appointments with this clinic again.”
“Every time I go to the H.V.C. I’m very pleased with Dr. Mundle & his staff’s thorough eye examination. They always take their time to explain & answer any questions I have regarding their tests & procedures.”
“Everyone was very friendly. They went over and above to explain everything to me. Helped me pick out new glasses which I’m obsessed with. When I went back in to pick them up the girl was so excited to help me and I left feeling so confident.”
“The staff are so friendly and it’s a very welcoming place. I see Dr. Mestito-Dao and I always feel like she listens to me and offers great feedback & advice. The exams are thorough so I also feel reassured that I’m in good hands and have had a comprehensive appointment. I would recommend Henderson Vision Centre to anyone.”