Often referred to as “the thief in the night” because of its ability to swiftly “steal” vision, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the US. Glaucoma is sneaky because people often have no signs or symptoms until permanent eye damage has occurred.
Caught early though, certain types of glaucoma or damage to an optic nerve can be stopped in its tracks. Laser procedures, medication plans, and surgical interventions for cataracts and glaucoma prevent further complications.
For the cost of a regular eye exam, you can make sure that you stand the best chance of detecting and combatting glaucoma.