Can an optometrist in Edmonton detect and diagnose glaucoma?

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Can an optometrist in Edmonton detect and diagnose glaucoma?

An optometrist is a person who can tell if you have glaucoma. Glaucoma is when the pressure in your eye damages the optic nerve. In the early stages, there is no pain or symptoms, so it is important to have regular checkups to monitor eye pressure and optic nerve health. The Optometrist will do some screening tests for glaucoma at every comprehensive eye exam. If some risk factors are found, they will run further glaucoma-specific tests to determine if there is glaucoma present. Optometrists at Louie Eyecare Centre can diagnose glaucoma, and provide proper treatment for it as well. Typically treatment starts with eye drops to lower the pressure. Most of the time glaucoma can be fully managed and treated by Optometrists. If there is a further issue, they may refer you to a specialist to provide further treatment options.

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West Edmonton Vision Clinic

Visit our vision clinic in central West Edmonton for comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, glasses, and more. LL Eyecare Centre is dedicated to providing the highest quality optometric services and products to our patients. Our team of experienced optometrists is here to help you with all of your eye care needs. Schedule an appointment today!

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