Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States, especially for older people. But loss of sight from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment. Early detection and treatment are the keys to preventing optic nerve damage and blindness from glaucoma.
Your eye doctor will weigh all of these factors before deciding whether you need treatment for glaucoma, or whether you should be monitored closely as a glaucoma suspect. This means your risk of developing glaucoma is higher than normal, and you need to have regular examinations to detect the early signs of damage to the optic nerve.
Shoreline Vision’s doctors have vast experience in detecting and treating glaucoma. In addition, they are equipped with the latest tests that can detect glaucoma as early as possible. If you have a family history of glaucoma, see one of our doctors.