Illumineyes Vision Care: Trusted Eye Specialist for Glaucoma Treatment in NH
In its early stages, glaucoma normally has no symptoms. This is what makes it so threatening — by the time you’re aware of the problems with your eyesight, the disease has advanced to the point that irreversible vision loss has already materialized.
Here at Illumineyes Vision Care, we are committed in maintaining healthy eyesight and combat the permanent loss of vision due to glaucoma.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a vision problem where eyesight is lost due to damage to the optic nerve. This damage gets worse over time and is often linked to the buildup of pressure of the fluid inside our eyes. The loss of sight because of glaucoma is usually gradual and there are no warning signs. This is why it is very important to identify this condition early on to prevent a serious loss of vision.
There are four common types of glaucoma:
1. Primary open-angle glaucoma
2. Angle-closure glaucoma
3. Normal-tension glaucoma
4. Congenital glaucoma
How is Glaucoma Detected?
Presently, there is no cure for glaucoma. However, you can protect your eyesight and the vision of your family members by seeing your eye care specialist regularly. Here at Illumineyes Vision Care, we offer the following services that can detect early signs of glaucoma:
- Visual acuity test. This eye chart test measures how well you see at various distances.
- Visual field test. This measures your side or peripheral vision.
- Dilated eye exam. In this exam, drops and special magnifying lens are used to examine your retina and optic nerve for signs of damage and other eye problems.
- Tonometry. In this exam, we will use an instrument called tonometer to measure the pressure inside your eye to detect glaucoma.
- Pachymetry. This exam measures the thickness of your cornea by using an ultrasonic wave instrument.
Make an Appointment Today!
Illumineyes Vision Care offers a full range of products and services, each one designed to help you see the world better. To schedule an appointment, feel free to give us a call at (603) 598-1620 today or fill out our contact form.