Glaucoma is a complex disease that damages the optic nerve (the nerve connecting the eye to the brain). It is a chronic condition that causes progressive and irreversible vision loss. In fact, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. The good news is that if glaucoma is diagnosed and treated early, vision problems can be avoided or significantly reduced.
One of the biggest challenges with glaucoma is that, in its earliest and most treatable stages, there are no symptoms. It is therefore essential to have a comprehensive eye exam on a regular basis.
Contact Vermont Eye Laser today to schedule an eye exam with one of our Burlington, Vermont area Glaucoma doctors.