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This view is of an optic nerve with advanced glaucoma.  The center "cup" of the nerve is hollowed out which is evidence of constricted peripheral vision.

An optic nerve with severe glaucoma. Note how the center of the nerve has a hollowed-out appearance.

Glaucoma is a common eye disease that follows diabetes as the second-leading cause of blindness in the United States.  If properly managed, the potentially devastating effects of glaucoma can likely be avoided.  Vista Eye Care in Thornton, Colorado recognizes that the key to maintaining healthy eyes and vision is to recognize glaucoma in its earliest stages.  All our comprehensive exams assess the risk for glaucoma development.  If risk factors for glaucoma are identified at your exam, our optometrists may have you return to our eye clinic for specialized testing.  Our optometry office is well-equipped to diagnose and manage glaucoma including evaluation of the drainage system of your eyes, eye pressure testing, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), and mapping out your visual fields.  Treatment for glaucoma generally starts with eye drops and careful monitoring of your side vision and eye pressures.

Please call us today at (303) 450-2020 to schedule a comprehensive eye examination for yourself and your family in order to look for signs of glaucoma, or use the button below to schedule your exam online.  If you are a current glaucoma patient and would like to transfer your care to us, please obtain your previous medical eye records from your previous provider.

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Vista Eye Care

13695 Colorado Blvd. Thornton, CO 80602
Phone: (303) 450-2020
Fax: (303) 920-1440

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