Glaucoma, if left untreated, glaucoma can lead to permanent blindness.

Eye Care for Adults in Civil Optical

An annual eye test is needed for any adult no mater they wear eyeglasses or contact lenses or not.

If you do not normally need vision modification, you still need an eye examination every year up to the age of 40, depending on your rate of vision modification and total wellness.

Physicians regularly advise a lot more regular analyses for adults with diabetes, hypertension and numerous other ailments, since many diseases could impact on vision and eye wellness as well as general physical wellness.

Do you have Glaucoma ?

Glaucoma is vision loss due to a buildup of fluid pressure in the eyeball. It is a serious eye condition that causes damage to your optic nerve – the part of your eye that carries images from your retina to brain, ultimately allowing you to see.

Glaucoma causes irreversible and gradual damage of the optic nerve. The slow decline of sight often means the condition isn’t diagnosed until the advanced stage.

So, if left untreated, glaucoma can lead to permanent blindness.

Glaucoma symptoms

Unfortunately, glaucoma symptoms often go unnoticed in the early stages of the condition, which means you might have it and not even know it until it’s too late.

Glaucoma Testing

The best way to prevent Glaucoma and to find out if you have glaucoma is by scheduling a regular eye exam with an optometrist. (Particularly if you’re over the age of 40, have a family history of the condition, or suffer from health problems such as diabetes).

At Civil Optical, we offer the Applanation Tonometry test which is one of the most accurate tests to measure your eye pressure (intraocular pressure, IOP)

While medical experts don’t really know what causes glaucoma, the following factors may come into play

Age (particularly over 40) / High eye pressure / A family history of glaucoma / Nearsightedness / Past injuries to the eyes / A history of diabetes

Glaucoma Warning Signs

If you experience any of the following symptoms, it could be a warning sign of glaucoma and you should visit your optometrist for a complete eye exam.

The symptoms listed above may not necessarily mean that you have glaucoma, but should be examined by an optometrist to be safe.

  • 1
    Trouble adjusting to dark rooms
  • 2
    Difficulty focusing on near or far objects
  • 3
    Sensitivity to light
  • 4
    Change in iris colour
  • 5
    Double vision
  • 6
    Watery or teary eyes

Eye Checkup

Eye Checkup

No matter how healthy you are, it’s important to have routine eye exams to check for any potential problems that could develop. After all, our eyesight is one of our most important senses!