Regular Eye Exams Detect Glaucoma Early
We have experienced doctors, knowledgeable staff and state of the art technology to ensure that you get the glaucoma treatment you need. With regular eye exams we can ensure that proper treatment is started early.
What Is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a complex disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. The damage is often caused by abnormally high pressure in your eye. It can occur at any age but is more common in older adults. Many forms of glaucoma have no warning signs. The effect is so gradual that you may not notice a change in your vision until the condition is at an advanced stage. Because vision loss due to glaucoma cannot be recovered, it is important to have regular eye exams. If glaucoma is recognized early, vision loss can be slowed or prevented. If you have glaucoma, you will generally need treatment for the rest of your life. Treatments include prescription eye drops, laser surgery and shunts/micro-invasive glaucoma surgeries.
Why Atlantic Eye Care?
Atlantic Eye Care is one of the largest glaucoma practices in the Virginia Beach area. Our eye doctors have been diagnosing and treating glaucoma for more than 20 years. Ocular coherence tomography (scanning laser) and visual fields are conducted all day, Monday through Friday.
Since most patients are not aware that they have glaucoma, it is important to schedule regular eye exams. If you haven’t been seen by your eye doctor or are experiencing vision problems, schedule an eye exam today. Call us at (757) 340-7070 or request an appointment using our online form.