Paul Thompson, OD, your go-to Downtown Vegas eye doctor, is the place to go for the treatment and prevention of glaucoma. As passionate and dedicated eye care professionals, our doctors are determined to make sure our patients are well informed and well protected against eye diseases such as glaucoma. If you have any concerns or questions, or if you notice any dramatic changes in your vision you should make an appointment to see us immediately. Eye problems are not to be taken lightly as most eye diseases, if gone untreated, lead to partial or complete blindness.
Glaucoma is damage to the eye’s optic nerve. It is caused by high pressure inside the eye and is the second leading cause of blindness. Older patients, (60 and older), are at the greatest risk of glaucoma as our patients with pre existing eye conditions. But this does not mean that you should wait until you are 60 to get your eyes tested for glaucoma.
One of the most difficult things about glaucoma is that there are no real symptoms that act as alarms for people to respond to. Sight loss can happen so slowly that you may not notice any vision loss until the disease is in its advanced stage. Because glaucoma is so sneaky and unpredictable, we at Paul Thompson, OD recommend that you make yearly visits to see our local Downtown Vegas eye doctors. In the case of glaucoma, prevention is the best medicine.
Diagnostic testing is one of our specialties at Paul Thompson, OD. Early testing for glaucoma can go a long way in the minimization of optic nerve damage and help to limit glaucoma related vision loss. There are not many things better for your eyes than regular visits to an optometrist. We only have one set of eyes, so caring for them is important and an essential part of a good and complete health regimen.
Paul Thompson, OD, is your go-to Downtown Vegas eye doctor. Protect you and your family against eye diseases such as glaucoma and make an appointment as soon as possible. We’re here to answer your questions and make sure that your eyes are healthy and your vision clear.