Glaucoma is the one of the leading causes of vision loss in adults, and our Summerville optometrist is here to aid you in your treatment of this disorder in order to prevent as much vision loss as possible. Glaucoma is actually not one distinct disorder, but a group of related eye disorders that result in optic nerve damage, and in turn, vision loss. Most cases of glaucoma are caused by increased pressure on the optic nerve. This is where the importance of glaucoma eye exams comes into play. Regular eye exams from our Summerville optometrist, Dr. James Deavers, are crucial for diagnosing and treating glaucoma. Unfortunately, the most common form of glaucoma often goes undetected if the patient does not have regular eye exams, because it develops so gradually that it goes unnoticed until major vision loss has occurred. That is why it is so important to regularly visit Dr. Deavers for comprehensive eye exams, during which he will test your intraocular pressure for abnormalities, and from there will be able to detect if there is a risk for glaucoma. The sooner glaucoma is diagnosed by a doctor, the better chance you have of saving your vision.
If you have already been diagnosed with glaucoma, it is still important to have our eyes regularly examined by Summerville optometrist Dr. Deavers. At our practice, we understand the stress and anxiety that comes along with treating glaucoma, and we are here to make the process as easy for you as possible and to provide you with the best treatment possible. Our goal is to preserve your vision for as long as we can, and to prevent vision loss completely if we can. Your sight is a precious gift that we will do our best to protect. If you have any questions about glaucoma, comprehensive eye exams, glaucoma eye exams, or any other issue that our Summerville optometrist and his staff may be able to address, feel free to call our office and ask. You may also choose to fill out the contact form located on our website to send us a message with your question or comment. If you are ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Deavers, you may do so by calling our office and speaking to one of our friendly staff members, or requesting an appointment online.