Detect glaucoma early to protect vision
Glaucoma Diagnosis & Co-management, Tacoma, WA
Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness. Our dedicated team is experienced in diagnosing and managing glaucoma at all stages. If surgery is required, we will co-manage the entire process with your surgeon and provide follow-up care.
What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a group of conditions that damage the optic nerve, the part of your eye that sends the images you see to your brain. This damage can lead to vision loss and, in severe cases, blindness. Detecting and treating glaucoma early is crucial for saving your vision. Once you lose your eyesight to glaucoma, there is no way to reverse it.
Glaucoma diagnosis in Tacoma
Often referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma doesn’t show symptoms in the early stages. Fortunately, eye exams can catch the disease early, even before you develop symptoms. During your eye exam at Family EyeCare Associates, we typically do several tests to diagnose glaucoma and see how much damage has been done by the disease. Once glaucoma is diagnosed, we will then recommend treatment to slow or stop its progression.
Treatment for glaucoma
While there is no cure for glaucoma, early treatment can often stop the damage and protect your eyesight. Treatment often begins with prescription eye drops or oral medications. If these treatments are ineffective, we will refer you to a trusted ophthalmologist in the area who will determine if surgery is necessary. Following the procedure, our team at Family EyeCare Associates will schedule follow-up visits to monitor your recovery.
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Personalized Eye Exams
We tailor our eye exams to meet the unique needs of each patient. Whether you're looking for an adult eye exam, a contact lens evaluation, or pediatric eye care, we offer high-quality, personalized care you can trust.
Specialty Eye Care
From managing chronic eye diseases to treating common eye discomforts, Family EyeCare Associates is dedicated to providing the best eye care possible.
We offer a wide range of eyeglasses and sunglasses in Tacoma for both adults and children. If you prefer contact lenses, we offer a variety of contact lens types and brands for you to choose from.