Glaucoma is an eye disease that can lead to long-term damage of the nerve in the eye.
Most types of glaucoma are caused by increased pressure in the eye, but “low tension” glaucoma can be even more dangerous because it is more difficult to detect.
Glaucoma affects side vision (peripheral vision) first. Late in the disease, glaucoma may cause “tunnel vision,” where only things straight ahead are visible. If the disease is allowed to progress without treatment even central vision can be seriously damaged.
Loss of vision due to glaucoma is permanent. Treatment is intended to prevent loss of vision, it doesn’t reverse vision loss.
Silicone Hydrogels are an advanced soft contact lens material that provides comfort and delivers higher levels of oxygen to the eye.
Besides style, sunwear provides ultraviolet protection and enhances visual performance.
Rubbing itchy eyes won’t help, in fact, rubbing your eyes can make things worse.
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Dr. Karen Griffith is the primary optometrist and owner of Westside Optometry. She has been in practice since 1988.
Westside Optometry is located at 320 Petaluma Blvd. South