There are few health-related things you think of when you’re young— especially when it comes to your vision. However, as you age and your vision starts to diminish, you become much more aware of your visions current state and how to prevent it from getting worse. As you age, one of the eye conditions that you need to be on the lookout for is glaucoma.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States and affects millions of people. If caught early on, the good news is that glaucoma can be treated. If it gets worse, however, there is no cure. So, what are the early signs of glaucoma? Let’s take a close look.
You wouldn’t be able to spot this sign on your own, but our doctors at Papale Eye Center ould. During your routine eye exam, we check you for a variety of different things including glaucoma. By measuring the pressure in your eyes, we can detect early signs of glaucoma. If it measures high, we will closely monitor the pressure in your eyes to make sure it’s not getting worse.
Sharp Eye Pain
Eye pain is not normal— especially if it’s sharp. If you get consistent sharp eye pains, then come into our Papale Eye Center to be tested. Although eye pain doesn’t exactly mean that you have glaucoma, it may be an indicator.
A headache after a night of restless sleep or a long day is fairly normal, but if you get strong, frequent headaches, this could be a sign of a variety of different vision problems including glaucoma.
These are just a few signs of glaucoma. If you have a family history of glaucoma or if you would like to be tested, schedule an eye examination at our Springfield office today: (413) 782-0030.