The worst part about the above scenario is that vision lost to glaucoma cannot be restored. In fact, most vision loss cannot be reversed; when it comes to your eyes, our goal is to preserve as much of your vision as possible.
If it’s been awhile since your last eye exam, we invite you to request an appointment. We will schedule your appointment for a time convenient for you.
Glaucoma has been called the “silent thief” because of how it remains hidden until damage is done. Thankfully, in most cases glaucoma can be managed so that further vision loss is prevented.
Glaucoma occurs when the optic nerve inside the eye is damaged. When the optic nerve is damaged, visual sensory information cannot be sent to the brain. The optic nerve can be damaged in a few ways; high eye pressure has been linked to the development of glaucoma.
There are four main types of glaucoma, though many more varieties than that exist. The four most common are:
Glaucoma is diagnosed via a comprehensive eye exam. During the exam several tests will be performed that will help us diagnose glaucoma:
Glaucoma cannot be cured, though in most cases it can be effectively managed. Management of glaucoma is a partnership between us and you: we will prescribe medications and a treatment regimen, regularly following up with exams to ensure that the condition is being managed appropriately.
Do not deviate from the treatment regimen, even if some of the medications cause discomfort. Before discontinuing the use of any medication associated with glaucoma treatment, please come see us for an assessment.
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.
Monday-Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm (except for long weekends and July/August)