Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve, which can result in vision loss. Though there is not currently a cure, with early detection, proper treatment, and ongoing management from an optometry professional, patients can limit the negative effects of this disease. Main Street Vision Care in Longmont, CO provides diagnosis and glaucoma treatment for those suffering from this condition.
Glaucoma Early Warning Signs
There are two types of glaucoma – open-angle glaucoma and acute angle-closure glaucoma. The early warning signs of this condition will depend on which type you have, but typically include:
Blind spots in your peripheral (side) or central vision
Severe headaches, nausea, or vomiting as the result of eye pain
Severe eye pain or redness of the eyes
Blurred or hazy vision in one or both eyes
Seeing rainbow-colored circles around lights
If you are experiencing any of these early warning signs, it’s important for you to make an appointment at Main Street Vision Care as soon as possible. The sooner that you can get a diagnosis from an optometry professional, the sooner you will be able to start managing this condition to limit vision loss caused by the disease.
Glaucoma Diagnosis & Treatment
In order to diagnosis glaucoma, our eye doctor will perform several tests including imaging tests and a dilated eye examination to check for optic nerve damage. The eye doctor will also check for areas of vision loss and measure intraocular pressure and corneal thickness.
Once a diagnosis has been made, the optometrist can then recommend the best course of treatment based on your condition. This may include eye drops, oral medication, surgery, and other therapies.
Quality Longmont Optometry Services at Main Street Vision Care
If you recognize any of these early warning signs and think that you may have glaucoma, it’s time to make an appointment at Main Street Vision Care in Longmont, CO. Our professional optometry team will make a diagnosis and provide you with the possible treatment options for your condition.
Call us today at (303) 651-6700 or use our convenient online appointment scheduling service to make an appointment.