When you come to see Dr. David Albrecht at Eye Town for a comprehensive eye examination, he’ll examine your eyes internally and externally, searching for any warning signs of eye diseases and disorders. One of the most common eye diseases is glaucoma, the second leading cause of vision loss in adults worldwide. Sometimes called the silent thief of sight, glaucoma can slowly deteriorate your vision without any discernible symptoms that most patients don’t even notice any loss of vision until glaucoma has advanced to an unmanageable stage. However, glaucoma is easily detected and diagnosed during a routine eye examinations with your Richfield eye doctor. During this quick and simple evaluation, Dr. Albrecht will measure your intraocular pressure, inspect the drainage angle of your eye, evaluate any optic nerve damage, and test the peripheral vision of each eye. These four elements will indicate the presence of glaucoma, in which case early treatment can be implemented to halt optic nerve damage and prevent the accompanying irreparable vision loss. Do you have more questions about glaucoma? Do you want to know what the characteristics make you more likely to develop glaucoma in the future? Contact Dr. Albrecht at Eye Town to learn more about this sight-threatening eye disease.
Dr. Albrecht offers complete family eye care at Eye Town, including pediatric eye exams, an important preventative doctor appointment that ensures the healthy development of your child’s eye sight during their early years. Whether your child is two or seven years old, they may not know how to effectively communicate or recognize that they have a vision problem. That’s why taking them to see Dr. Albrecht every year is so important, as he can identify these optical problems, from amblyopia to nearsightedness. There are numerous warning signs that your child may have an undiagnosed vision problems, specifically if you notice them squinting a lot or holding books close to their face. To learn more about childhood eye conditions, speak to Dr. Albrecht at your next eye examination.