Eye disease can be devastating often causing loss of eyesight, but early detection and treatment can help avert tragedy and preserve vision. Our doctors at Oneway Eyeglasses perform comprehensive eye examinations that can diagnose eye diseases at an early stage, often before the patient notices any symptoms. Our optical store in City View SC has the latest optical diagnostic equipment and technology to help our practice deliver the highest quality vision care.
Glaucoma is one eye disease that a comprehensive eye exam at our optical store in City View SC can diagnose and help our patients overcome. Glaucoma does not pop-up suddenly but tends to increase over time, therefore, early detection is essential for effective treatment. There tends to be few, if any, symptoms of glaucoma while it is developing. If left untreated glaucoma will cause permanent damage to the eye and eventual blindness. The disease can affect anyone but definitely has a hereditary component. Patients who also suffer from diabetes are also more likely to get glaucoma. The majority of glaucoma sufferers are over the age of 40.
As part of a comprehensive eye examination at our optical store in City View SC our doctors will measure the intraocular pressure in your eyes with a test called tonometry. Our office is equipped to perform several different types of tonometry measurements. If detected before significant damage is done to the optic nerve glaucoma can be treated in a number of different ways. Depending on the specific type of glaucoma early stage cases are usually managed through the use of medicated eye drops, which reduce the fluid backup. For more serious cases doctors perform either laser surgery or microsurgery to start a small overflow of the fluid and reduce the backup. While these treatments are highly successful there is no way to restore vision that has already been lost. Early detection and treatment are the only way to prevent serious vision loss from glaucoma so please make an appointment to have our doctors perform a comprehensive exam on your eyes.
Regular eye exams are extremely vital to your overall health and comfort. Many people think that eye exams are only important if you need vision correction or if your vision capabilities have noticeably changed, but this is not the case. Here at Oneway Eyeglasses, we offer more than just vision correction options and prescriptions. Our optometrist, Dr. Cynthia Yeager, can provide you with a thorough eye exam here at our Powdersville optometry office to make sure you show no signs of eye disease.
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Glaucoma is one such eye disease that is screened for during a regular eye exam. Glaucoma causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve, getting worse as times goes on. This condition is often inherited genetically and is associated with a buildup of pressure in the eye. Though glaucoma may show up later in life if inherited, it is never certain when any inherited conditions will begin to take hold. It can also be caused by other means, such as blunt injury, any chemical injury or damage, severe eye infection, blocked blood vessels to the eye, or inflammatory conditions, among others. This particular condition can cause permanent vision loss within a few years if not properly diagnosed and treated during its early stages. Regular exams allow for optometrists, such as Dr. Yeager, to monitor your eye health and assess any symptoms you may be experiencing. An exam can help determine the presence of such conditions even if no symptoms are present. If you have any family history of glaucoma, or have experienced an eye injury of any kind in the past, then begin scheduling your annual visits here with us at our Powdersville optometry office to monitor your eye health.
An annual visit here at Oneway Eyeglasses can help save your vision. Regardless of whether or not you have a family history of glaucoma or have suffered from any previous injuries, it is still important to schedule a yearly eye exam. Though any medical history should be taken into consideration, any condition can befall anyone. Visit Dr. Yeager here at our Powdersville optometry office to make sure your optical health is always at its best.