Take a Proactive Approach to Preventing Vision Loss
Glaucoma is a disease that develops when the optic nerve sustains gradual, cumulative damage. Over 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but only half of those know they have it. Early intervention is key to preventing permanent vision loss from this disease.
Some patients have a higher chance of developing glaucoma, including people:
- With a family history of glaucoma
- Who are over the age of 40
- Who have myopic or hyperopic eyes
- Have thin corneas
- Have diabetes
- Have high or low blood pressure
- Experience migraines
Medical Optometry America can help prevent permanent vision loss through early detection and management of glaucoma. By scheduling regular eye exams with your Medical Optometry America practice, you can help protect your vision and ocular health for years to come.