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Posted on 01-26-2017

Glaucoma Awareness & Treatment with Our Amarillo Eye Doctor

All January long, the staff at Balfour Optical has been honoring Glaucoma Awareness Month. Our Amarillo eye doctor team is standing by the Glaucoma Research Foundation and other similar organizations that hope to "speed the cure" by "spreading the word" about one of the most common eye diseases affecting millions of people around the world. We're reminding everyone in our community to schedule an eye exam-- for yourself and for your loved ones-- to maximize your vision and improve your chances of early eye disease diagnosis and treatment.Our Amarillo Eye Doctor Team Offers Comprehensive Eye Disease Diagnosis & Treatment

Man in Amarillo, TX receiving an eye exam at Balfour Optical, for Glaucoma

Spread The Word To Help Find The Cure! Fast Facts about Glaucoma

  • Glaucoma is the #1 cause of preventable blindness. With this eye disease diagnosis, progressive vision loss occurs due to damage to the optic nerve (the communication link between your eyes and your brain).
  • This optic nerve damage is usually caused by an increase in inner eye pressure, either due to too much fluid in the eye or not enough fluid draining out through your eye's natural drainage system.
  • Glaucoma causes and risk factors include being of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent; having diabetes; having high blood pressure; being over 60; having a family history of glaucoma; and being severely nearsighted.
  • The most challenging things about this eye disease are that glaucoma symptoms are typically absent until well after the disease has progressed. A person can lose up to 40% of their vision before even noticing! This is why you should always see your eye doctor regularly, to ensure that glaucoma treatment can begin as soon as possible if the eye disease diagnosis has been made.

Glaucoma Treatment with Our Eye Doctors In Amarillo

At Balfour Optical, our main goal of glaucoma treatment is to prevent further damage to your optic nerve and maximize your eyesight. To do this, we can prescribe medications that help reduce the amount of fluid inside your eye or help improve your eye fluid drainage system work more effectively. If necessary, we can adjust your current prescription eyewear to accommodate your diagnosis or refer you to other healthcare specialists who can assist with your eye disease treatment.

Visit Our Eye Doctors in Amarillo Today For a Comprehensive Eye Exam!

Eye diseases can affect people of any age, background, or lifestyle, but it's not always easy to tell when a problem has developed especially glaucoma. Fortunately, early diagnosis and comprehensive eye disease treatment by an optometrist can greatly improve outcomes for you and your loved ones. This is why we're asking you to help spread the word about glaucoma and schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an eye doctor in Amarillo for you or family member. To request your appointment, contact our friendly staff today at 806-355-4407. Be sure to ask about our current specials for new clients!

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