Did you know that 3 million people are estimated to have glaucoma, but a mere 50% of those are actually aware they have the disease? Even though glaucoma can't be cured, the disease can be effectively treated — as long as it's detected early enough.
At Blue Ridge Vision, we are a team of vision and optometry experts who offer comprehensive care for glaucoma and other eye conditions. Let's take a quick look at glaucoma as well as a few early warning signs of the conditions.
In the simplest sense, glaucoma is a group of diseases that can negatively affect your optic nerve and ultimately lead to permanent vision loss. There are several types of glaucoma. While some types of glaucoma may have early warning signs, others may not.
In either case, if you experience any of the following symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with the Greer glaucoma experts at Blue Ridge Vision.
Have you experienced sudden vision loss? If you have, it's imperative to contact the Greer glaucoma specialists at Blue Ridge Vision.
Have you experienced a loss of side or peripheral vision? These are typically the first sign of vision loss caused by glaucoma.
Are you seeing halos around lights? If you are unusually sensitive to light or seeing rainbow circles around lights, you could be experiencing a glaucoma warning sign.
Do you have redness in your eye? The redness may be accompanied by pain, which could be acute glaucoma. It can also be the result if an injury or even eye infection.
Does your eye look hazy? Childhood glaucoma is typically associated with a cloudy-looking cornea.
Are you experiencing nausea or vomiting? If these two symptoms are accompanied by severe eye pain, it could be early signs of glaucoma.
Do you have pain in the head or eye? These symptoms are early warning signs for angle-closure glaucoma — a condition that can quickly develop.
Are you experiencing tunnel vision? If you're beginning to lose vision at the edges of your sight, you may be experiencing the early signs of glaucoma.
At Blue Ridge Vision, we are a team of optometry experts dedicated to protecting your vision. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.