Can you remember the last time you had an eye exam? If not, it is important that you make an appointment to have one soon. This is because many eye diseases show no symptoms in the early stages; however they can be stealing your sight even without your realizing it. If you are a healthy adult, with healthy eyes, you should probably have a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years. As part of our eye exam, at Dr. Shipley & Associates, you will be screened for many eye diseases and disorders. If it is determined that you have glaucoma, you will be able to receive expert glaucoma eye care in Santa Rose at our office.
At our eye care practice, Dr. Shipley & Associates, our expert and highly-trained eye doctors are: Dr. Les Shipley, Dr. Margot Shipley, and Dr. Nicole Wood. Our optical practice uses state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat eye problems. Glaucoma is a very serious eye problem that you need to be screened for on a regular basis. Glaucoma is actually a collection of several eye diseases that can cause optic nerve damage. This damage is often caused by high pressure inside your eye, however this is not always the problem. If our tests show that your eye pressure is high, additional tests will need to be performed to see if you are indeed suffering from glaucoma. Should you be diagnosed with this serious eye disease, or know that you need glaucoma eye care in Santa Rose, we will definitely be able to provide you with the expert and individualized care that you need to keep your vision healthy and unaffected.
Glaucoma is sometimes referred to as the silent thief of sight. This is because glaucoma causes damage to vision so gradually, that many patients are not even aware that their vision is undergoing any changes. Unfortunately, glaucoma eye care in Santa Rose can only keep glaucoma from advancing. Vision lost to glaucoma cannot generally be restored – there is no known cure. However, the good news is that glaucoma can generally be kept from causing any vision loss when it is diagnosed in the early stages. For this reason, it is very important that you and members of your family have a glaucoma screening on a regularly-scheduled basis. Our eye doctor will be able to tell you exactly how often you should be coming in for a glaucoma screening and a comprehensive eye exam. If you would like an appointment for an eye exam or eye care, simply contact our office today.