January 19, 2023

Take Control of Your Eye Health: Glaucoma Awareness Month at Eyedeology Eyecare and Eyewear

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve, which can lead to vision loss and blindness. It is often referred to as “the silent thief of sight” because it can progress without any symptoms, and many people don’t realize they have it until it’s too late.

Regular Eye Exams are Important for Detecting Glaucoma

One of the most important things you can do to protect your vision from glaucoma is to get regular eye exams from a Calgary Optometrist. At Eyedeology, we screen for glaucoma at your annual eye exam. If you are at risk for developing glaucoma, our Optometrist will do further testing and commence treatment. 

Convenience and Accessibility for Glaucoma Patients

As downtown Calgary Optometrists, we understand the importance of accessibility and convenience for our patients. That’s why we are centrally located and have flexible scheduling options to make it easy for you to get the eye care you need.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of glaucoma or you’re looking for a “Glaucoma Clinic Near Me” or “Glaucoma Clinic in Calgary,” please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 587-353-5061 or visit our website https://www.eyedeology.ca/book-appointment to book an appointment today.

Early Detection is Key

Don’t wait until it’s too late to protect your vision from glaucoma. At Eyedeology, we have a team of experienced Optometrists who are experienced in managing glaucoma, including Dr. Farrah Sunderji and Dr. Jessica Yang. They can provide comprehensive eye exams to detect and diagnose glaucoma as early as possible and provide the appropriate treatment.

As we focus on raising awareness about Glaucoma during January and throughout the year, we encourage you to take steps to protect your vision and schedule an appointment with us today. Remember, early detection is key to preserving your sight.

You can book an appointment easily by visiting our website https://www.eyedeology.ca/book-appointment or by calling us at 587-353-5061. Don’t let glaucoma steal your sight, book your appointment today and get your eyes tested by our experts.

Who should get their eyes tested for Glaucoma?

It is recommended for everyone who has an annual eye exam, people with a family history of glaucoma, people with high eye pressure, and people with certain medical conditions such as diabetes should get their eyes tested for glaucoma.

What are the symptoms of Glaucoma?

In the early stages, glaucoma typically does not have any symptoms. However, as the disease progresses, it may cause symptoms such as gradual vision loss, particularly in peripheral vision, severe eye pain, headaches, and nausea.

How can an Optometrist help in the early diagnosis of Glaucoma?

Optometrists can use various techniques to measure the pressure inside the eye and examine the optic nerve for signs of damage. They can also conduct visual field tests to detect any loss of peripheral vision and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to obtain a 3D image of the optic nerve and macular tissue. Early detection is crucial for the successful treatment and preservation of vision.

How is Glaucoma treated?

There are several treatments available for glaucoma, including eye drops, laser therapy, and surgery. The type of treatment that is right for you will depend on the type and severity of your glaucoma, as well as your individual health conditions. Our Optometrists will be able to diagnose and recommend which treatment option is the right option for you. We also co-manage glaucoma care with our Calgary Ophthalmologists.

Is Glaucoma preventable?

There is currently no way to prevent glaucoma, but early detection and treatment can help prevent or slow vision loss. This is why it's important to get regular eye exams, especially as you get older or if you have risk factors for glaucoma.


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