Glaucoma Management

Thornton, Colorado Glaucoma Prevention and Treatment

Thornton, Colorado Glaucoma Care

An optic nerve with severe glaucoma. Note how the center of the nerve has a hollowed out appearance.

Glaucoma is a common eye disease that follows diabetes as the second-leading cause of blindness in the United States.  If properly managed, the potentially devastating effects of glaucoma can likely be avoided.  Vista Eye Care in Thornton, Colorado recognizes that the key to maintaining healthy eyes and vision is to recognize glaucoma in its earliest stages.  All our comprehensive exams assess the risk for glaucoma development.  If risk factors for glaucoma are identified at your exam, our optometrists may have you return to our eye clinic for specialized testing.  Our optometry office is well-equipped to diagnose and manage glaucoma including evaluation of the drainage system of your eyes, eye pressure testing, and mapping out your visual fields.  Treatment for glaucoma generally starts with eye drops and careful monitoring of your side vision and eye pressures.

Please contact our office today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam to help eliminate the chances of you losing vision to glaucoma.

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