Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for patients over the age of 60, and it is an ocular disease that results from damage to the optic nerve, which may result in loss of peripheral vision. Because glaucoma affects the peripheral vision first, patients may not notice symptoms until the late stages of the disease.

A glaucoma evaluation involves a few tests during your comprehensive eye exam, including a measurement of your intraocular pressure and a direct evaluation of the optic nerve. High intraocular pressure may put a patient at increased risk for developing glaucoma and may need to be managed with pressure-lowering eye drops. The optic nerve is directly evaluated with a light microscope and a magnifying lens in order to look for signs of damage or thinning. Additional tests will be run if the eye looks suspicious for glaucoma, including a measurement of your corneal thickness, which may lead to falsely elevated intraocular pressure readings. An OCT scan will also be used to measure your nerve tissue thickness, down to microns, and will confirm whether a nerve is truly damaged, as opposed to just looking larger than average. A standardized peripheral vision test will also be performed to specifically quantify areas of peripheral vision loss.

Glaucoma can be detected in comprehensive eye exams and if detected early, the progression of the disease can be slowed and vision loss can be spared.

Eyecon Optometry Mission Hills

📞 818-361-4020


📌15336 Devonshire st., Suite 4,

       Mission Hills, CA 91345

Eyecon Optometry Reseda

📞  818-345-2010

📌 7217 Reseda Blvd. 

Reseda , CA 91335

 Opening Hours

Monday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday : Closed

During the holiday season, our office will be closed for the following dates:

Thanksgiving : (11/25 - 11/29), Open 11/ 30

Christmas: 12/25 and 12/26

New Year's : 1/1 and 1/2

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