New Eyes Expert: Glaucoma FAQs

As part of our Ask the Expert series, New Eyes optometrist Dr. Jeffrey Austin addresses commonly asked questions about glaucoma, the sneak-thief of sight. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness, affecting more than 3 million Americans. Keep reading to learn all you need to know about glaucoma!

What is Glaucoma?

Will I go blind from glaucoma?

How is glaucoma treated?

Is there a cure for glaucoma?

Is glaucoma hereditary?

My eye pressure is low. How can I have glaucoma?

What are the symptoms of glaucoma? How will I
know if I have glaucoma or if it’s getting worse?

What tests are done for glaucoma and how will my doctor
know if it is stable?

What can I do to prevent glaucoma or prevent it from
getting worse?

Because glaucoma often has no signs or symptoms, it is imperative to obtain regular comprehensive eye exams so glaucoma can be detected and treated in the early stages of the disease before permanent, irreversible vision loss occurs. To schedule your annual eye exam at New Eyes Las Vegas, contact our office today.