Arlington Glaucoma

Optometrist in Arlington

Arlington glaucoma

Arlington glaucoma

Glaucoma is a very serious eye disease that can cause blindness if it goes undetected and untreated in a timely fashion. Arlington glaucoma testing is the only way area residents can guard against this eye ailment and prevent eventual blindness. Our doctor, Dr. Bindal, OD is a trained professional eye care specialist who has extensive experience in the management of many ocular disorders including glaucoma. According to our optometrist, glaucoma and other eye diseases can only be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination, which should be performed annually to detect any changes in vision and the eye’s physical health.

Arlington glaucoma is not one disease but actually a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries optical information to the brain. This causes an eventual loss of vision. The optical nerve is usually damaged because of high pressure inside your eye, intraocular pressure. There are also other possible causes of damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. Known, as the “silent thief of sight” damage to your vision from glaucoma is so gradual that it often goes undetected until it reaches an advanced stage. One type of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, the most common type of the disease, has no noticeable symptoms at all. Glaucoma testing can help detect the disease at a much earlier stage when treatment have a much better chance of minimizing its damaging effects on vision.

Arlington glaucoma testing is part of a routine comprehensive eye examination that is given at our office. One annual eye exam can help detect glaucoma, cataracts, presbyopia, amblyopia diabetic retinopathy, as well as other eye disorders, while you’re having your vision prescription checked. Our practice also features an optical shop that is stocked with a wide range of fashion frames from the latest collections of the world’s finest eyewear designers, as well as the highest quality lenses to fill your prescription. We also stock contact lenses for every prescription and in both soft and gas permeable lenses. Call and make an appointment today and keep your vision as sharp as ever.

1101 S. Joyce St. Suite B7
Arlington, VA 22202
Located in Pentagon Row
(703) 832-8111

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