Here at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, our glaucoma testing in Las Vegas is one of the most important services that we offer. Glaucoma is often labeled as the silent thief of sight. In fact, it is one of the leading causes of total vision loss in adults today. The reason glaucoma is called the “silent” thief of vision is because its most common form develops in a very slow, incremental manner. This gradual development process can make it difficult for patients to take note of the changes occurring in their vision. Therefore, many people with this type of glaucoma do not even realize that there is a problem with their eyes until the disease is already significantly advanced in its development, and at that point damage has usually already been done. That is why it is so important to visit us for comprehensive eye exams with glaucoma testing in Las Vegas—so that we can screen you for glaucoma on a regular basis and catch the early warning signs that you are unlikely to notice on your own. If we do see signs of glaucoma, such as an increased pressure on the optic nerve, we can then take the preliminary steps necessary in order to keep the disease’s further development at bay and keep your eyes safe and healthy. Some risk factors associates with glaucoma are age and family history, and so if you are over the age of about sixty and/or have a family history of glaucoma it is especially important for you to make glaucoma testing in Las Vegas a priority.
If you would like to learn more about what our glaucoma testing in Las Vegas entails, or if you would like additional information about any of the other many services available to you here at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website. The website features a wealth of detailed information about all of the services we have to offer, as well as other relevant dental health topics. If you have any questions or concerns that we can assist you with, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here either by phone or online.