Our eye doctors can help you recognize the signs of glaucoma which can be hard to detect on one’s own. Glaucoma is often referred to as a “silent” thief of sight because many times there are no major symptoms of the condition in its early stages. Glaucoma is the result of optic nerve damage that may be caused by elevated intraocular (eye) pressure. If the condition is left untreated, blindness will occur.
The only way to identify and treat glaucoma in the early stages is by having a complete eye exam every 1-2 years.
Symptoms of more advanced forms of glaucoma may include:
- Blurred vision
- Eye pain
- Halos around lights
- Peripheral vision loss
- Tunnel vision
- Eye redness
- Hazy-looking eye
If you are experiencing any symptoms of glaucoma or have a family history of the disease, please call 303-772-3300 to find out more about our glaucoma specialists and how they can help you. We will schedule an appointment for you at any of our convenient locations in Longmont, Lafayette, Boulder, or Greeley.