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Posted on 02-09-2017

Treating Glaucoma at Your Sandy Springs Optometrist

Treating Glaucoma In Sandy Springs

As your Sandy Springs optometrist Dr. George Shida provides complete glaucoma care at Eye 1st Vision Center. If you are at risk for glaucoma or think you have this condition we offer glaucoma testing. We can also check your vision using a comprehensive eye exam. Learn more about the symptoms of glaucoma and what to expect with optometry care for this condition. 

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a type of eye conditions that can cause permanent vision loss. The cause of glaucoma is damage to the nerve that connects the eye to the brain. When this nerve is damaged or diseased it cannot be cured. However, you can get treatment for glaucoma. Treatments include prescription strength eye drops and medications to reduce eye pressure. You may also need to get referred for eye surgery to repair damage due to glaucoma.

What are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?

The symptoms of glaucoma depend on the type of this condition. For individuals with open-angle glaucoma the most common symptom is slow vision loss. You may also experience halos around lights, tunnel vision, red eyes, or nausea accompanied by eye pain. If you have angle-closure glaucoma this is characterized by intense eye pain and visual disturbances.

What Should I Expect From a Glaucoma Exam at My Optometrist?

When you go to your optometrist for glaucoma you will begin with a glaucoma exam. This is a specialized type of eye exam that tests your optical nerve for damage or disease. Following the results of the eye exam you can receive treatment for glaucoma, if needed. By going to your trusted optometrist Dr. Shida you will also receive additional information on how to care for your eyes if you have glaucoma.

Your Sandy Springs Optometrist 

Here at Eye 1st Vision Center Dr. Shida provides optometry services for Sandy Springs, Marietta, Roswell, Brookhaven, and Atlanta, GA. If you are in need of glaucoma treatment, or want to get your eyes tested for glaucoma, let us assist you. Contact Eye 1st Vision Center in Sandy Springs at (404) 800-3705 to schedule your appointment.

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