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Protection of our patients and staff is of upmost importance. We are following local and federal guidelines as mandated by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.

Hours of Operation Have Changed
We are Temporarily Closed to all routine eye examinations and unscheduled walk-in visits. You may call the office at 440-892-3931 Monday –Friday between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm for any questions or rescheduling/scheduling of appointments. Dr. White and his staff are monitoring communications and addressing any emergencies. Our office will contact you as needed, but feel free to call with any questions or concerns. If you were notified of an optical order ready for pick up, please call the office to arrange for pickup of any necessary optical goods

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. It is the second leading cause of blindness.

The most common form of the disease occurs when the ocular drainage canals become clogged over time. The inner eye pressure (also called intraocular pressure, or IOP) rises when the correct amount of fluid can’t drain out of the eye. With the most common form of glaucoma, the entrances to the drainage canals are clear, and should be working correctly. However, the clogging problem occurs farther inside the drainage canals. This is like a clogged pipe below the drain of a sink.

Glaucoma Symptoms & Risks

Most people will not experience symptoms, nor will they have any early warning signs. Open-angle glaucoma can cause a gradual loss of vision if it is not diagnosed and treated. The disease develops slowly and sometimes without visible vision loss for many years. It usually responds well to medication, especially if caught early and treated.

While anyone at any age can develop glaucoma, these conditions pose a higher risk:

  • A family history of glaucoma
  • Individuals over 40 years of age
  • Diabetics
  • Individuals of African or Mediterranean descent
  • People who’ve experienced an eye injury or trauma

People of all ages are at risk for developing glaucoma, and only an eye doctor can make a diagnosis. Routine eye examinations are important to detect and identify symptoms.

Please contact us at SkyVision Centers to schedule your eye appointment today.