Eye health often goes overlooked, which can be dangerous. Eye diseases can sneak up on you and anyone can develop them. It helps to know your risks, medical history and other factors that could play into these diagnoses, but with routine care and screenings you can also catch problems early on as well. This can be especially helpful when it comes to conditions like glaucoma. With full glaucoma screenings here at EyeCare Associates of San Bernardino with our Riverside eye specialist, you can stay on top of your eye health and protect your eyesight.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States, and what makes it so dangerous is the fact that it can very easily go unnoticed. Many people only ever see their eye doctor or have their eye health checked if they have a visible problem or are experiencing obvious symptoms like pain and discomfort, but in cases like glaucoma the presence of these symptoms may indicate that things are already too late. What makes glaucoma different from conditions like eye infections is that they do not always display obvious symptoms early on. Once you begin to experience any issues, you may have already begun to suffer from vision damage or vision loss. When it comes to glaucoma screenings, it is best to have them about once a year or so, regardless of your eye health or history. Here at EyeCare Associates of San Bernardino, our Riverside eye specialist can provide you with tests as well as treatments if you need it. If you already have glaucoma, we can monitor the disease and make sure you get the care you need.
You may be at risk for glaucoma if you have a medical history of eye damage, a family history of glaucoma, if you have diabetes, or if you are over the age of 65. For complete glaucoma screenings and care, visit our Riverside eye specialist here at EyeCare Associates of San Bernardino today.