Glaucoma is the 2nd leading cause of blindness in the USA, behind cataracts. Glaucoma is actually part of a group of eye diseases grouped together in that they cause damage to the optic nerve, and we at Stack Optical recommend getting an eye exam every year, in order to detect changes in your vision and eye health. Regular eye exams can detect the disease in it’s early stages and thus allow better prevention and treatment, with either surgery or medical strategies.
If the condition is detected early enough, it is possible to arrest the development or slow the progression with medical and surgical means. During your eye exam the doctor will test for various indicators, such as innocular eye pressure. Although it only takes a few moments, it can go a long way towards early detection.