Your eye health is important, though many people unfortunately may not know this fact. Plenty of people think that eye exams are only for individuals with known eye conditions or for people who are experiencing troubling symptoms. While such conditions absolutely warrant eye exams, they are still essential for everyone. Anyone can develop an eye disease, including glaucoma. Here at Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas our eye doctor in Las Vegas can provide comprehensive eye exams that include testing for glaucoma in order to make sure that your eyes and your vision are completely healthy.
While there are inherent risk factors that may make you more prone to developing eye diseases such as glaucoma, anyone can develop this disease. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. What’s so dangerous about glaucoma is the fact that it does not always exhibit obvious signs or symptoms outside of an eye exam until it is too late and vision damage or even loss begins to occur. Glaucoma is essentially a disease where the optic nerve becomes damaged due to increased pressure in the eye that results from an excess of fluid that is not being drained out properly. Routine eye exams here at Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas look at the pressure within your eye, otherwise known as intraocular eye pressure, and if the reading is even the slightest bit high our eye doctor in Las Vegas will provide you with the proper care. In order to ensure that built up fluid does not affect your optic nerve, this fluid will need to be drained properly and healthily. Your eye pressure should also be monitored and kept an eye on for some time in order to make sure that it does not happen again as well.
Glaucoma can be a very silent and very dangerous disease and the best way to catch it early is to make sure that you schedule routine exams that include testing for glaucoma. Here at Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas our eye doctor is Las Vegas can provide you with all of the general eye care you need in order to handle any particular eye diseases or conditions as well as routine care.