If you have not had a comprehensive eye exam over the past year, you should contact us at Eye Town for complete eye testing. As part of our eye testing in St. George, our optometrist, Dr. David R. Albrecht, will screen your eyes for glaucoma, as well as for many other eye diseases.
Glaucoma is a very serious eye disease which can ultimately cause permanent damage to the optic nerve. If this occurs, this vision cannot be restored. Today, treatment of glaucoma generally focuses on keeping the disease from advancing. So the key to successfully treating glaucoma still hinges on early diagnosis. The problem is that glaucoma often shows no symptoms in the early stages. So, many people can be going about their daily lives without even knowing that they have this serious eye disease. However, when you come into our practice for a comprehensive eye exam, our eye doctor will screen your eyes for glaucoma and many other diseases during our eye testing in St. George. The presence of glaucoma is easily determined by testing the intraocular pressure of your eyes. This can now be done in several ways, but all tests are completely painless and very easy to tolerate. If your intraocular pressure is found to be high, additional tests may be needed to completely and accurately diagnose you with glaucoma. If glaucoma is diagnosed while the disease is still in its early stages, it will most likely be possible to completely treat your glaucoma with medicated eye drops which will be self-administered by you on a daily basis. However, if the eye disease is found once it has caused problems to the optic nerve, this vision will most likely not be able to be restored. This is just one reason why it is so important to visit our vision practice for eye exams on a yearly basis.
If you would like to see our eye doctor regarding glaucoma eye testing in St. George, contact us today.