Glaucoma Testing

Glaucoma Testing

Here at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas our optometrists can provide you with the comprehensive eye care you need. Taking care of your eyes is incredibly important, which is why you should be scheduling regular visit with your eye doctor. These routine visits can help monitor your eye health, keep track of any irritations or allergies, make sure that your vision is up to speed and can help screen your eyes for any signs and symptoms of conditions or diseases. Many people forget that visiting their eye doctor is just as important as scheduling their annual physicals with their general physicians, and while your general practitioner can test your general vision, they cannot examine the inner workings of your eyes or provide you with the proper testing for glaucoma.

opticalheaderblog.jpgThere are plenty of eye conditions that can occur to anyone. While those with a family history of eye diseases have a greater chance of developing those diseases, it does not mean that others cannot develop them as well. For patients with a family history of conditions such as glaucoma it is more imperative that they visit their eye doctor once a year, especially as they grow older and their risk for developing the diseases grows exponentially. For others, it is still possible to develop glaucoma, especially if you have diabetes. Here at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas our optometrists can provide you with the proper glaucoma testing needed to make sure that your eyes are healthy or that glaucoma is detected and treated properly. Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve is damaged, typically due to increased intraocular pressure. This pressure usually builds when the fluid in the eye is not properly drained and instead builds up. As the pressure in the eye builds, the more damage is done to the optic nerve. If glaucoma is left untreated, it can cause permanent vision loss.

Our optometrists here the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas can provide you with the glaucoma testing you need. Comprehensive eye exams can help monitor your eye health from year to year, making it easier to detect any minute changes and catch diseases before they get too serious and cause permanent damage.