Glaucoma is the 2nd leading cause of blindness in the world today. In the US more than three million Americans have glaucoma, with the majority, ~2.7 million, over the age of 40. If you live in or around Colorado Springs, Colorado, and have a family history of glaucoma, you should have regular comprehensive eye exams with our expert optometrist, Dr. Lymer, to check for glaucoma. Our number one goal is to catch glaucoma as early as possible to minimize the damage it can cause to nerves in your retina and result in loss of vision. At Lymer Vision, we diagnose and treat glaucoma to protect your eye health and vision for the long term.
More Facts About Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a silent disease that has no signs or symptoms. Over 50% of the people with glaucoma don’t even know they have it. There is no pain, no discomfort, no pressure, no symptoms of glaucoma. It slowly damages the nerves of the eye until eventually, you can only see in front of you. Your peripheral vision goes away. In the end stages, glaucoma can lead to blindness.
Regular eye exams are needed for a proper diagnosis and to prevent damage to the optic nerve. At Lymer Vision we have the appropriate testing equipment to detect glaucoma and to treat the disease.
Any Concerns or Questions about Glaucoma Care? We Can Help
If you are having any family history or just want to be sure you do not have glaucoma, call our office today or you can schedule online and text us from www.lymervision.com. Dr. Lymer will evaluate the health of your eyes and your vision to determine if you have glaucoma as well as the appropriate treatment.