Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of preventable blindness in the world today. Although it affects people of all ages, it is most common among individuals 65 years of age and older. Because most forms are symptomless until serious impairment, glaucoma is known as the “sneak thief of sight” and can progress undetected for years. With early diagnosis through appropriate medical eye exams, vision loss can be prevented.
Regularly scheduled eye exams are critical to maintaining good health. In addition to testing your vision and eye health, a comprehensive exam can also detect glaucoma. We recommend a comprehensive eye examination once a year as part of a proactive approach to your overall health.
With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen. It maps and measures each layer's thickness. These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions, including age-related macular degeneration and, diabetic eye disease, among others.