At Kings Highway Vision Center, we specialize in comprehensive glaucoma care, offering cutting-edge treatments tailored to your unique needs. Our team of expert optometrists near you is committed to preserving your vision and enhancing your quality of life. Visit our Brooklyn, NY optical store today for personalized care and state-of-the-art solutions.

Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition characterized by damage to the optic nerve, often caused by increased pressure within the eye. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to irreversible vision loss and even blindness. It is crucial to detect and manage glaucoma early to prevent further damage and preserve vision.

Comprehensive Glaucoma Care at Kings Highway Vision Center

At Kings Highway Vision Center, we prioritize your eye health and well-being. Our dedicated team of optometrists in Brooklyn, NY, is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and expertise to provide comprehensive glaucoma evaluations. Through thorough examinations, including intraocular pressure measurements and optic nerve assessments, we can accurately diagnose glaucoma and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease that develops when the pressure inside the eye increases to the point where it presses against the optic nerve and causes permanent vision loss. Most people who have glaucoma have significantly increased intraocular pressure (IOP), but some people can develop glaucoma even with mild increases in IOP or even normal IOP.

What symptoms does glaucoma cause?

Glaucoma doesn’t cause any symptoms in its early stages, and for many people, the first indication they have the disease is when vision loss begins to occur. Because glaucoma causes no symptoms at first, having regular comprehensive eye exams is the best way to ensure the disease is caught early, when it’s most treatable.

What methods are used to test for glaucoma?

The Non-Contact Tonometry or “air puff” test is a common method used to evaluate elevated IOP; however, Goldmann Tonometry test performed in our office is the most accurate measurement of IOP.  There are several other important factors to consider when we diagnose Glaucoma such as structure and function of the optic nerve.  We use Optical Coherence Tomography scan to evaluate structure and Visual Field(peripheral or side vision) testing to evaluate function of the optic nerve.

How is glaucoma treated?

In many cases, glaucoma can be treated with eye drops designed to help reduce the IOP. Drops may need to be administered a few times each day to maintain a lower pressure inside the eye. When drops are not effective, surgery or laser may be needed to help provide better drainage for the excess fluid that contributes to an increased IOP.

Are there risk factors for glaucoma?

Yes, the disease is more likely to occur in people over the age of 60. African Americans, however, are at increased risk after the age of 40. Some studies indicate that diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease may increase the risk of developing glaucoma. Having a family history of glaucoma increases the risk of developing glaucoma as well

Schedule Your Appointment Today! Don’t let glaucoma jeopardize your vision and quality of life. Schedule an appointment at Kings Highway Vision Center of Brooklyn, NY, today for comprehensive glaucoma care you can trust. Our team of experienced optometrists is dedicated to helping you preserve your vision and enjoy a lifetime of healthy eyesight. Contact us to learn more about our services or to book your appointment.

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Why Choose Kings Highway Vision Center?

  1. Specialized Glaucoma Expertise:
    At Kings Highway Vision Center, we are at the forefront of glaucoma care. Our team of experienced optometrists specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of glaucoma, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care for this complex condition.
  2. Cutting-Edge Technology:
    We invest in state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and treatment modalities to provide you with the most advanced eye care solutions available.
  3. Personalized Treatment Plans:
    We understand that no two eyes are alike. That’s why we take a personalized approach to your care, tailoring treatment plans to address your unique needs, lifestyle, and preferences.
  4. Comprehensive Services:
    In addition to glaucoma care, Kings Highway Vision Center offers a comprehensive range of eye care services, including routine eye exams, contact lens fittings, pediatric eye care, and more.
  5. Convenient Location:
    Located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, our optical store is easily accessible to residents across the borough.