As we grow older, we are more and more likely to develop a few specific eye conditions as part of the natural aging process. Perhaps two of the most common eye conditions that are more prevalent in order patients are macular degeneration and glaucoma. Here at the office of Dr. Paul Thompson, our optometrists in Las Vegas are here to help you through any eye conditions that may arise, as well as work with you in preventing them from occurring in the first place. One of the best ways to prevent some of the devastating effects that these conditions can create is to diagnose them early on, or catch warning signs of their impending development as early as possible.
The clearest way to detect conditions like macular degeneration and glaucoma, which both can lead to significant vision loss, is to have your eyes examined regularly by our optometrist in Las Vegas. During these regular appointments, Dr. Thompson can perform specific tests in order to check for signs of glaucoma or macular degeneration. For example, the main indicator of glaucoma is an increased pressure on the optic nerve, and so during a glaucoma test your optic nerve pressure will be tested and evaluated. Each eye exam is made up of a series of tests and examinations in order to check for certain conditions. You should always visit your eye doctor as recommended in order to preserve your vision and eye health as extensively as possible.
If you are interested in learning more about glaucoma testing, macular degeneration testing, or any of the other various eye care services provided by our optometrist in Las Vegas, we encourage you to visit Dr. Thompson’s main website in order to look through some additional information we have provided for our patients. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can assist you with, we would be happy to help you. Do not hesitate to contact our staff either by calling the office directly, or sending us a message online. Dr. Thompson and the rest of our staff look forward to working with you, and we hope to see you here soon.