Glaucoma Condition2018-10-05T11:27:31+01:00


We help to maintain vision through regular VisionSafe Eye Checks


Are you over 40 and haven’t had a comprehensive eye check done in the last year? A VisionSafe Eye Check can spot signs of glaucoma before you notice them



Glaucoma is an older age condition which comes on gradually resulting in irreversible damage to the optic nerve head which is the part of the eye which sends visual information to the brain. Glaucoma can result in permanent visual impairment in some patients.

What are the risk factors for Glaucoma?

The risk factors for glaucoma are

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Increased intraocular pressure (but this is not always the case)

Other risk factors include being highly short-sighted, being long-sighted, experiencing migraine, Raynauds, sleep apnoea, using steroid medication long term, and certain medications.

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How do you know you have glaucoma?

Usually, there are no symptoms. Often you are referred to your clinician during a routine sight test during which your optometrist identifies some features which look suspicious for glaucoma

Sometimes you know you have a family history of glaucoma, so your local optometrist recommends a referral.

Uncommonly (because symptoms only really become apparent in the later stages of the disease), you notice visual impairment (blurred vision) in one eye.

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Book your consultation for glaucoma in St Albans

We offer an eye consultation including:

  • Clinical History
  • Vision measurements
  • Visual field test
  • Eye examination (sometimes dilated)
  • Optic disc scans
  • Corneal thickness scan
  • Visual acuity test

The treatment we recommend will depend on whether you have glaucoma, the type of glaucoma you have and the severity of your glaucoma.

Your consultant will recommend the best management plan to you depending on the findings.

If treatment is recommended, the options might include:

  • Medical treatments
  • Laser treatments
  • Surgical treatments

If you are borderline for glaucoma or whether you just have risk factors for glaucoma, your consultant may just recommend monitoring. Learn more about glaucoma treatment.

Contact us to book your consultation in St Albans.

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Vision loss after 40: A VisionSafe Eye Check might catch signs of AMD, glaucoma, macular or retinal conditions.

September 26th, 2019|

Vision loss after the age of 40 is common, and there are several reasons this happens. One of the most prevalent reasons is an age-related change in our focusing which means we are not able to read small print easily without glasses (also known as presbyopia). However, there are more serious eye conditions which can lead to irreversible vision loss if not detected at an early stage.


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