Once you've lost any amount of vision due to glaucoma, it's gone for good. Though it begins without symptoms, glaucoma is easily diagnosed.
How? By visiting the eye doctors at Progressive Eye Care for routine eye disease screenings, which are included in your regular eye exams.
Our office can protect your sight and offer glaucoma treatment for patients in Draper, Sandy, and South Jordan, UT — so don't delay.
Our Team Routinely Screens for Glaucoma Here Are the Basics You Should Know
It's Initially Asymptomatic
The reason why glaucoma is so dangerous is because many people don't even realize they have the condition. It can easily worsen over time, leading to permanent vision loss. Fortunately, you can take a preventative approach with routine screenings and exams.
There Are Multiple Types
Glaucoma has a variety of different types and subtypes, which can impact their presentation and progression. Three of the most common kinds that our eye doctors see are called open-angle glaucoma, normal-pressure glaucoma, and angle-closure glaucoma.
It Causes Optic Nerve Damage
When drainage canals in your eye cannot release the normal amounts of aqueous humor — or any amount at all — your intraocular pressure (IOP), or eye pressure, will rise. It creates the conditions for glaucoma, damaging your optic nerve and worsening your vision.
Understanding Common Types Of Glaucoma
When we see a patient for glaucoma, they likely have the most common kind: open-angle glaucoma. It's caused by improper, partial drainage of the aqueous humor. Essentially, only a fraction of the necessary release can occur.
As a result, it may lead your eye pressure to increase. There is an exception, though: normal-pressure glaucoma. While your average eye pressure remains the same, it's still a serious type of glaucoma and will need prompt care just like all the other types.
Unlike other types of glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma can progress quickly, potentially leading to swift changes in your quality of vision. It's marked by a complete obstruction in your drainage canals. As a result, no aqueous humor will be able to flow out of your eye.
This causes your eye pressure to increase — and any worsening of your vision will be lifelong. You should always visit us if you ever notice any changes in your eyesight because the danger can be permanent and severe, similar to angle-closure glaucoma.
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How Our Doctors Diagnose Glaucoma
Need Additional Care? We Can Refer to Trusted Specialists
If you require more complex treatment, we're happy to help. We can refer you to a trusted local specialist so that you don't have to waste time looking for the care you need. After all, with glaucoma, time is of the essence.
Even in Emergencies Patients Can Rely on Us
"Excellent service, caring and attentive. I called in with somewhat of an emergency and even though they were closing, they told me to come in to be seen. Above and beyond." David Arellano
How Can I Cover the Costs Of My Glaucoma Treatment?
With glaucoma treatment, you're investing in lasting vision for years to come. We accept several payment options, in addition to cash and credit cards, like:
Your vision insurance will cover at least a portion of the costs for routine eye disease screenings, treatment, and eye exams.
You can also potentially use your medical insurance to help with glaucoma treatment, such as MIGS. We can help you explore your options.
No patient should have to choose between their eyesight and their budget. For streamlined care, we can work with you to outline a payment plan.