Chadds Ford:

(610) 558-3142

Holmes:

(610) 461-7353

Springfield:

(610) 543-9275

Chadds Ford: (610) 558-3142

Holmes: (610) 461-7353

Springfield: (610) 543-9275

Glaucoma

GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma

If you're looking for a trusted eye care professional near Chadds Ford, PA, Springfield, PA, or Holmes, PA, our team from Springfield Opticians is ready to serve you. One of the most concerning conditions that affects older adults is glaucoma. As a progressive disease, it's important to keep your guard up with routine exams from a trusted eye doctor.

What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve-. This damage is often caused by high pressure within the eye, leading to gradual loss of peripheral vision and potentially blindness if left untreated. One of the reasons it is called the "thief of sight" is because there are no early symptoms in its earlier stages. This is why eye exams are important, especially for the elderly. An eye doctor can identify eye diseases that you might not even know you have yet.

Glaucoma Types

There are two main types of glaucoma:

•           Open-angle glaucoma- Open-angle glaucoma is a common form of the eye disease where the fluid in the eye does not drain properly, leading to increased pressure and potential damage to the optic nerve.

•           Angle-closure glaucoma- Angle-closure glaucoma is similar to open-angle but its symptoms set in far more quickly and is considered a medical emergency.

While angle-closure glaucoma is less likely, the symptoms can include severe eye pain, blurred vision, headache, nausea, and vomiting. It is important to seek immediate medical attention if you experience these symptoms, as angle-closure glaucoma can lead to permanent vision loss if left untreated. Treatment for open-angle glaucoma typically involves prescription eye drops or surgery to help lower intraocular pressure and prevent further damage to the optic nerve. Regular monitoring and follow-up care with an eye doctor can be essential in managing glaucoma effectively and preserving your vision.

Get Glaucoma Treatment and Optometry Care from an Optometrist Near You

Glaucoma is a serious condition that requires ongoing intervention and treatment from a trusted eye doctor. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with glaucoma, contact us to set up an appointment. As an experienced optometrist near you, we look forward to helping you with all your eye care needs. Call us at (610) 558-3142 Chadds Ford, PA, (610) 543-9275 Springfield, PA, or (610) 461-7353 Holmes, PA, for glaucoma treatment and optometry care from our eye care team.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Chadds Ford Location

Monday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

By Appointment Only

Sunday

Closed

Holmes Location

Monday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Springfield Location

Monday

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Chadds Ford Location

Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
By Appointment Only
Sunday
Closed

Holmes Location

Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Springfield Location

Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed