An elderly woman is having her eyes examined by an optometrist for glaucoma.

Detecting the Silent Threat to Vision

Glaucoma, a group of eye conditions, poses a significant risk to vision and is currently one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Disturbingly, research suggests that by 2040, glaucoma may even become the primary cause of functional blindness in the country.

Glaucoma typically manifests as increased pressure within the eye, which gradually damages the optic nerve. Over time, this pressure build-up leads to optic nerve impairment. Initially, blind spots may develop in the peripheral vision, eventually encroaching upon central vision. Often referred to as the “sneak thief” of sight, most forms of glaucoma progress silently, without noticeable symptoms, until significant vision loss has occurred. This progression can span many years. However, with early detection, the disease can be effectively managed, preventing permanent vision loss.

Our commitment is to deliver comprehensive care, incorporating the latest research findings and advancements in glaucoma management. By detecting glaucoma early and implementing appropriate interventions, we strive to preserve your vision and safeguard your eye health.