4815 ST HWY 121, Suite 6, The Colony, TX 75056
(469) 968-9852
The Colony
(469) 968-9852
220 S Denton Tap Rd, Suite 204, Coppell, TX 75019
(972) 745-8760
(972) 745-8760
200 Gerault Rd, Suite 110, Flower Mound, TX 75028
(972) 646-2024
Flower Mound
(972) 646-2024
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Are You at Risk for Developing Glaucoma?Ask Your Optometrist

June 21, 2021

There are a series of eye conditions that affect us as we get older, and glaucoma is among the most common. Although it can occur at any age, it is one of the leading causes of blindness among people 60 years of age and older. And the most common type of glaucoma often occurs slowly and without any other symptoms. 

That’s why it is crucial to maintain regular examinations with the doctors of optometry at the offices of Clear Eye Care. Our primary care specialists perform comprehensive testing and evaluation for diseases including glaucoma. We are dedicated to helping patients of any age preserve their vision well into the future.

Glaucoma is the name given to a number of conditions affecting the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain, usually including abnormally high pressure on the eye. Warning signals for the most common type, known as open-angle glaucoma, include blind spots in the patient’s side or central vision, with advanced stages of the disease producing tunnel vision. A less common form of the disease, angle-closure glaucoma, can produce headaches, eye pain, blurred vision, redness and even nausea. Treatment to decrease the pressure on the eye include medications or surgery, making early detection extremely important.

Forms of the disease disproportionately affect people of African American, Native Alaskan, and Asian descent. A family history of glaucoma also puts one at greater risk. Glaucoma also can develop as a result of an eye injury or medications the patient has been taking, and there are some indications that people suffering from diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure may be at higher risk, as well.

Taking immediate action to recognize and treat glaucoma and other eye diseases can have a major impact on your vision for years to come. Don’t hesitate to contact the optometrists at the offices of Clear Eye Care for an appointment.

4815 ST HWY 121
Suite 6
The Colony, TX 75056
220 S Denton Tap Rd
Suite 204
Coppell, TX 75019
200 Gerault Rd
Suite 110
Flower Mound, TX 75028