Glaucoma Treatment Stratford & Bridgeport
At Family Vision Center, glaucoma treatment Stratford & Bridgeport is just one of the many services our optometry team has to offer. If you've recently been diagnosed with glaucoma or simply want to protect your eyes by getting screened for this common eye disease, we're here to help. And with two convenient locations in Stratford and Bridgeport, you're never far from the eye and vision care services you need.
Causes and Symptoms of Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that affects millions of people in the United States alone. Specifically, this eye condition is characterized by a buildup of pressure in one or both eyes. This pressure can result in compression of the optic nerve, which results in vision loss. In some cases, vision loss may be permanent, which is why early diagnosis and treatment is so important. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness.
This eye disease doesn't always have obvious symptoms until the person affected begins noticing a loss of vision. However, some possible symptoms to watch out for include:
- unexplained eye pain
- sudden changes in vision
- blurry and distorted vision
If you experience any glaucoma symptoms, especially if you have a family history of the disease, it's important to see our eye doctor for a screening as soon as possible. A quick and painless test can be done to check the pressure in each eye and make an accurate diagnosis.
Glaucoma can affect anybody at any time in life, though it is worth noting that adults age 40 and older tend to have a higher risk of developing this disease. The same applies to those who have had immediate family members with the condition.
Treatment Options for Glaucoma Patients
If you do have glaucoma, the good news is that there are treatment options available to help protect your eye and vision health. With all patients, we take a personalized approach to treatment, so we will take your unique needs and lifestyle into careful consideration as we decide which treatment plan is best for you. For many glaucoma patients, a beta-blocking medication or medicated eye drops are enough to control pressure levels in the eyes and avoid future damage. However, vision loss related to glaucoma is usually not reversible, which is why early detection and treatment is so important.
For some patients, laser surgery may be needed to reduce the pressure levels in the eyes back to a normal level. Ultimately, our goal with any glaucoma treatment is to control pressure on the optic nerve and preserve vision as much as possible.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometry Team in Bridgeport and Stratford
Glaucoma can be a scary diagnosis, but our experienced optometry team is here to help. If you'd like to schedule a glaucoma screening or have recently been diagnosed with this eye disease, contact Family Vision Center today to explore all your options. You can reach us by contacting us at (203) 333-2020 (Bridgeport location) or (203) 377-2020 (Stratford location).