If you want to see an eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam, and glaucoma testing, you should visit us at our vision practice, Metropolitan Optical. At our eye care center in Washington DC, patients can be seen by our expert optometrist, Dr. Saba Ayalew, for diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and other eye diseases.
It is very important to have comprehensive eye exams at least every year to make sure that you are not developing any serious eye diseases or disorders. Many eye diseases, such as glaucoma, show no symptoms in the early stages, so an eye exam is imperative. It is during the diseases early stage that the eye disease needs to be diagnosed and treated in order to avoid permanent vision damage. When a patient comes to our eye care Center in Washington DC for a comprehensive eye exam, they can easily and painlessly have their eyes tested for glaucoma in less than a minute. Glaucoma is actually a group of eye conditions that result in permanent optic nerve damage. When this occurs, the patient will experience vision loss. Glaucoma-related vision loss is usually caused by abnormally high intraocular pressure, which can usually be easily treated with medicated eye drops. If our eye doctor finds that your eye pressure is high, additional testing may be needed to determine whether or not you definitively have glaucoma. However, if you are found to have glaucoma, our eye doctor will most likely be able to treat glaucoma in the early stage with medicated eye drops which will be self-administered by the patient on a daily basis. These eye drops will keep your intraocular pressure low and will keep vision damage from occurring. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, so it is extremely important that this eye disease is found and treated early.
For an appointment to have an eye exam and, testing at our eye care center in Washington DC, contact us today.