Here in the United States, the Mayo Clinic reports, that Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness today.
This devastating disease is often called the silent thief of sight, since glaucoma can damage your vision so gradually, you may not even notice any loss of Vision until the disease is at a very advanced stage.
Unfortunately, the most common type of glaucoma, which is called primary open-angle glaucoma, has no noticeable signs or symptoms except gradual vision loss. With this disease you must begin now to understand preventative measures that you can take and regular examinations over the course of your life, which can properly maintain proper healthy vision.
We believe as most doctors do, that prevention is the best medicine to begin with. Don't wait for noticeable eye problems to give you cause for concern. Primary open-angle glaucoma gives few warning signs or symptoms until permanent damage has already occurred. Regular eye exams are critical to detecting glaucoma early enough for successful preventive treatment.
All of our doctors here at Long Vision Center are uniquely trained to diagnose and treat glaucoma. Give our ofﬁce a call to schedule an exam.