We humans are hard-wired to protect our eyes.  Without thought, we blink, squint, tear, and shield our eyes from harm, but some threats to our vision don't alert us until irreversible damage has been done.  Preventative vision care is needed to protect your eyes against vision loss from health threats like Glaucoma. Don't underestimate the power of proactive eye health – schedule your eye examination today and take the first step towards preserving your precious eyesight.

Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions which damage the optic nerve. The optic nerve is the pathway from the eye to the brain, so protecting it is vital to good vision. Glaucoma progresses slowly, often without noticeable symptoms, and that can allow significant damage to occur before you are even aware there is a problem.

Glaucoma can occur at any age, but it is most prevalent in older adults and is a leading cause of blindness in people over 60.  Early detection is crucial.

Glaucoma Detection

Detecting Glaucoma involves screening, which occurs during an Optometrist's complete eye examination. IRIS professionals and their extensive knowledge of eye health are provided with tools to facilitate early glaucoma detection through advanced imaging and analysis techniques. This allows for identifying subtle changes in the optic nerve and retinal structures, enabling timely intervention and significantly improving the chances of preserving vision.

Optometrists provide efficient, non-invasive screening for Glaucoma and other eye health diseases during an eye exam. Early detection increases the effectiveness of available treatment options, curbing the disease from progressing to advanced stages. At IRIS, we actively encourage individuals to prioritize regular eye check-ups, promoting proactive care and preserving vision.

The Future of Glaucoma Detection

To safeguard our vision, IRIS is continually exploring innovative tools. As technology evolves, IRIS is starting to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) as a valuable tool in glaucoma detection. While maintaining its commitment to high-quality vision care, IRIS embraces the potential of AI to enhance early diagnosis, signalling a promising future for integrating technology into routine eye examinations. The combination of professional know-how and technological advancements underscores IRIS's dedication to providing comprehensive and advanced solutions for eye health.