How To Test For Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition of the optic nerve, which is the nerve at the back of your eye that sends your vision to your brain. Traditionally, glaucoma is always thought of as the pressure in your eyes is too high. This high pressure can result in damage to the optic nerve and cause loss of vision. However, recently it has been discovered that although pressure plays a role, it doesn’t necessarily have to be high, out of the abnormal range, to cause the damage. It’s just that it is too high for your eyes, and lowering the pressure is necessary to decrease the risk of developing glaucoma. In this article we are going to answer the question of how to test for glaucoma and treatments available. It’s very important to get your eye pressure checked to make sure the nerves of your eyes stay healthy. Glaucoma is caused by many…

Why Is Eye Dilation Necessary During an Eye Exam?

This article will walk you through the eye dilation process and answer the question why is eye dilation necessary?  Most eye doctors feel it is really important to include a dilation with every comprehensive eye exam. Generally, after the check-in process you will be taken back to a pre-testing room, where the exam process will begin with a thorough case history. It’s helpful to have a list of medications and really know your family history quite well just to give the doctor a better overall picture of your health, and it also helps with the final diagnosis. In most cases the exam will start off with checking your vision at distance and up close. They are going to check your pupils and your peripheral vision. From there, they are going to read your glasses if you wear them, so make sure you bring them. Also, if you’re a contact lens…