January – Glaucoma Awareness Month

At a glance: Glaucoma
Early Symptoms: None
Later Symptoms: Loss of side (peripheral) vision, blindness
Diagnosis: Dilated eye exam
Treatment: Medicine (usually eye drops), laser treatment, surgery

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can be very devastating to some, possibly resulting in vision loss and even blindness. Early detection is key, and with the many treatment options available for the various stages of glaucoma, there’s hope in protecting your vision from irreversible damage and vision loss. Check out our infographic on the basics of Glaucoma. If you are due for your yearly eye exam, you can schedule online with our doctors here.

At our office, we have state of the art technology so that you don’t have to dread going to your yearly check ups. We also make Glaucoma management easy so you don’t have to worry about missing appointments, how many you need to have and what you have to have done at each one. Our doctors educate you and manage your care for you.

glaucoma awareness month, risks and symptoms.

Content/Image credit:

https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/eye-conditions-and-diseases/glaucoma and https://www.mneye.com/news/january-glaucoma-awareness-month/

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Rancho Santa Fe Optometry

At Rancho Santa Fe Optometry we offer comprehensive eye examinations for all ages. With a focus on children’s vision and vision therapy, our doctors test for visual acuity, visual efficiency skills and visual information processing starting in early infancy. The practice also provides diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases that affect the human eye and visual system, including dry eye syndrome, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, macular degeneration and keratoconus.

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