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Posted on 02-01-2017

Glaucoma Awareness at Your Boston Optometrist 

As your Boston optometrist, we want to discuss a silent disease that affects millions and leads to blindness. Here at Eyes Over Copley, we want to take the time to discuss glaucoma causes, symptoms, and treatments. Protect your vision by understanding what this eye disease is and how it can be treated by your eye doctor in Boston. 

Man receiving a glaucoma eye exam from his eye doctor in Boston.

What are the Causes of Glaucoma and What is This Condition?

Glaucoma is a category of eye diseases that cannot be cured but can be treated. It is caused by damage to your optic nerve in your eye. This nerve connects the eye to the brain, and when it is damaged due to disease, you lose the ability to see. In fact, this condition leads to permanent vision loss. 

What are Glaucoma Symptoms and How Do I Get Tested?

When it comes to glaucoma symptoms there are not too many. In fact, blurred vision or wavy vision are the only symptoms you will have. In order to prevent long-term damage from glaucoma, it is imperative to get a glaucoma test. Here at Eyes Over Copley, we use optomap testing as part of our comprehensive eye exam. This is a form of retinal screening that checks the eye for eye diseases including glaucoma, as well as macular degeneration and other conditions. 

What is Glaucoma Treatment?

Glaucoma may be treated with a variety of eye drop medications, and in some cases surgery. We screen for glaucoma as part of our routine eye examination, and we refer you to a specialist for treatment. We do offer post-operative care in our office for many surgical procedures.

Meet Your Optometrist in Boston Today!

Eyes Over Copley is your leading optometrist in Boston. Thanks to the leadership of Dr. Patricia Fox we can provide you with comprehensive vision services. Start by getting your annual eye exam including a glaucoma test. Contact our office at 617-859-0630 for an appointment.

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