Glaucoma is a cluster of diseases that damage the optic nerve, often leading to vision loss. Elevated eye pressure is the main risk factors. Low blood pressure and vascular factors can also contribute to the development of the condition.
When you first hear the word cancer, it’s hard not to get gripped by fear. Breast, prostate and lung cancers are all familiar, but you’d probably be surprised if your optometrist told you that it’s possible to have cancer in the eyes.
The first step to preserving your vision health is to take a comprehensive eye exam. It consists of different activities that will help gauge different aspects of your eyesight, including visual acuity, ocular motility and depth perception. Eyes On Norbeck, an eyeglasses specialist, discusses the things to expect during a comprehensive eye exam.