Here at the Clear Eye Center – Heeg, our Irving TX eye doctor along with the rest of our dedicated team of staff truly care about the eye health and vision quality of each and every one of our patients. That is why we make such a strong effort to help our patients get early diagnoses and treatments of serious eye conditions whenever possible. A major eye condition that is one of the leading causes of total vision loss is glaucoma. Many people are unaware that glaucoma is not just one condition. In fact, it is an umbrella term that refers to several conditions related by an increase in pressure on and damage to the optic nerve. A danger with glaucoma is that its most common form develops in a very slow manner. You may be wondering—why does that make it extra dangerous? The reason is that because it develops so gradually, it can be difficult for the patient to notice the small and subtle changes that are developing in their eyes and vision, and therefore they may not seek treatment until they notice big changes—in which case the disease may have already progressed significantly and done real damage. That is why, in order to increase the likelihood of early diagnosis and treatment, our Irving TX eye doctor recommends that all patients visit us here at the Clear Eye Center – Heeg on a regular basis for full, comprehensive eye examinations. If you are over the age of sixty and/or have a family history of the condition, glaucoma screenings are of the utmost important.
If you would like to learn more about glaucoma screenings or any of the other many services that our Irving TX eye doctor has to offer, we highly recommend that you pay a visit to the main Clear Eye Center – Heeg website to browse through the many additional details provided. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can assist you with in any way, please feel free to contact the staff here directly. We look forward to working with you here soon.