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Arlington Eye Disease Testing

Statistics show that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, so the earlier it’s diagnosed, the better. Once diagnosed, appropriate treatment can minimize, or even prevent, optic nerve damage and reduce vision loss due to glaucoma. Glaucoma can impair your vision so slowly that loss of vision may not even be noticed until the disease is at an advanced stage. Primary open-angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma, and often has no noticeable signs or symptoms. With this in mind, it’s very important to get your eyes examined regularly with our optometrist in Arlington. Our dedicated staff, are well-educated to evaluate, diagnose, and treat glaucoma.

76017 Glaucoma Management

76017 Glaucoma Management

Caused by various eye issues that result in gradual vision loss, glaucoma is caused by damage to your optic nerve. Even though high pressure on the eye is a cause of glaucoma, it can also occur in the presence of normal eye pressure. The two main types of glaucoma in adults are primary open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma. Open-angle glaucoma is the more common of the two forms and happens when the pressure inside your eye rises because of fluid back-up. In time, pressure builds up, the optic nerve gets damaged, and the result is permanent vision loss. Closed-angle glaucoma is more rare and happens when the drainage canals of your eye get blocked, causing a fast rise in pressure inside your eye. Our optometrist in Arlington recommends that those at high risk for glaucoma should have a dilated pupil eye exam at least every two years. Our specialists use several tests to detect glaucoma and these tests are much more thorough and reliable than what is known as a glaucoma screening.

Our optometrist in Arlington wants our patients to know there is a difference between a glaucoma diagnostic screening and a comprehensive eye exam at Heritage Eye Care. For the most part, glaucoma screenings have been somewhat ineffective in detecting the disease. Unintentionally, they may also stop people from having a proper eye exam that will show full and specific results. The intention of a glaucoma screening is to identify those with glaucoma who may not be under the care of an optometrist, though we know through research, screening processes do not meet published quality standards. A general screening may very well detect glaucoma, but they are simply not inclusive enough to show other eye conditions that could be serious. If other eye conditions are present, such as refractive error, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy, they need to be diagnosed and treated by an optometrist as soon as possible.

Glaucoma Diagnostic Testing Arlington
1900 W Sublett Road
Arlington, Texas 76017
817-717-4478

Arlington Optometrist

Arlington Optometrist

As a concerned parent, your first concern is always the health and safety of your child. Whether or not you have a history of optical problems or diseases, your child should still be seen for regular eye examinations as soon as they are of age. Comprehensive eye examinations from your local Arlington optometrist can provide an early diagnosis that could provide vision saving treatments to your child’s eyes. An immediate diagnosis can stop many vision problems your children can develop later in life from ever happening, as well as assisting you in caring for your child’s eyes. For clear vision care you can count on, be sure to book your child’s first eye exam as soon as they are six months old at Heritage Eye Care.

Arlington Pediatric Eye Exam

Arlington Pediatric Eye Exam

With a comprehensive eye exam you could very well be saving your child’s eye sight without even knowing it. At six months old your child is too young yet for the more traditional sight tests adults have become accustomed too. However, your Arlington optometrist can still use the latest in diagnostic technology to look for any complications or disease that often develop in children by this point in their life. Ambylopia is on such complication that often shows its first signs at six months of age. Also known as lazy eye, amblyopia an make seeing clearly very difficult for your child, but if caught in early ages can be far easier to treat.

At three years old your child is old enough to communicate clearly with their peers and friends, and as such is ready for their first complete eye examination from your Arlington optometrist. Eye exams for children can test for the very same things adult optical examinations do, but are specially designed to be easier and more enjoyable for your child, with kid friendly tests that are often fun for our younger patients, while making it easier for us examine their eyes for any conditions they could have. These eye exams can also determine the strength of their eyes, and will tell us if they are seeing clearly, or if they will require optical correction through children’s eyeglasses.

Proper vision is important to the growth of your child both physically and intellectually. Without proper vision correction and diagnosis your child can have trouble with everything from making friends to reading the classroom assignment on the chalk board, or even taking notes from a projector. Eye exams can also save your child’s vision from many optical conditions and diseases. This is why it is so important to have your child’s eyes regularly examined by your local Arlington optometrist. At Heritage Eye Care are local offices are conveniently located to make it easier for you and your family to receive the vision care you need for clear sight.

Pediatric Eye Care Arlington
1900 W Sublett Road
Arlington, Texas 76017
817-717-4478