glaucoma Tag

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. People are often unaware that glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages. If detected early, before noticeable vision loss occurs, glaucoma can usually be controlled and severe vision loss can often be prevented. The vision lost from glaucoma cannot be restored.

Anyone can get glaucoma, but those at higher risk include:

  • African Americans over age 40
  • Everyone over age 60, especially Hispanics/Latinos
  • People with a family history of the disease

The Optometrists inside Europtics encourage annual eye exams which can detect early signs of glaucoma as well as diabetes and a number of other health conditions.  Click here to schedule an exam at the Europtics location most convenient to you.

 

Thank you to the NIH for the video

Being in the optical business and being that optometry and eye health is the cornerstone to our business, we are obviously very concerned with eye health. An annual eye exam can test for much more than just your vision. It can reveal a variety of chronic systemic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and more. Early detection of such diseases can possibly save not just your eyesight, but your life. This infographic was shared with us recently showing how many people are affected by various eye conditions in the United States. If it has been a while since your last exam, call us or click here to schedule your eye exam. You will be glad you did.

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Vision Loss can be combated with a comprehensive eye exam at EuropticsGlaucoma affects nearly 3 million Americans over the age 40. Glaucoma is often referred to as “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, the damage is permanent. Often as much as 40% of vision can be lost before most persons affected notice the loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Yet, glaucoma is a preventable blindness. While there is no cure, early detection can help determine treatment options to stop further damage such as surgery or medication. Make an appointment today with one of the fine independent doctors of optometry inside any of the Europtics Denver locations.