Ending a Preventable Disease, Once and for All
Did you know glaucoma is the second leading cause of preventable blindness in the world?
It is essential to visit the eye care professionals at Eye Rx for a regular optical exam, which includes testing for glaucoma. We highly suggest you speak to an optometrist if you fall into one of the following groups of people who are highly susceptible to this eye disease:
- Studies show that African-Americans over the age of 40 have a higher risk of developing glaucoma.
- People of all ethnicities are more prone to developing glaucoma once they reach 60, but Mexican-Americans in this age group have a proven higher risk.
- A prior family history of glaucoma can be a significant indicator. Make sure you let your eye care specialist know if glaucoma runs in your family.
Early detection is essential to preserving your vision. Our eye care professionals will test your eye during your optical exam to look for signs of elevated eye pressure and increased stress in the eye that causes damage to the optic nerve.
The good news is that if you have glaucoma, our staff can help you control the disease with medicated eye drops. If medication alone is not sufficient, there are laser and surgical treatments that can help alleviate eye pressure.
Talk to our doctors about your specific risk factors for contradicting this eye disease. Our team of highly trained specialists is here to help you understand the warning signs and note any changes in your vision that could be related to warning signs of glaucoma.
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late!
Glaucoma is a preventable disease! If you know glaucoma runs in your family, come in today to speak with one of our trained eye care experts. Submit our online contact request or call one of our offices to schedule a comprehensive optical exam today! In Chevy Chase, call (301) 841-6776 , or in Washington D.C., call (202) 659-2010. We also welcome walk-in appointments.