Glaucoma is an eye condition that is generally linked to increased pressure in your eye, which damages your optic nerve. The optic nerve connects your eye to your brain, which allows you to see.
Glaucoma becomes worse over time, often with no early symptoms or pain. If allowed to go undetected and untreated, glaucoma can result in permanent vision loss and total blindness. Because the loss of vision is gradual, people can fail to realize that they are losing their vision.
Glaucoma often runs in families.
Modern ophthalmology has made significant advances in the detection and treatment of glaucoma. At Thomas & Thomas Ophthalmology, Inc., we have invested in advanced testing equipment, including ultra-wide angle retinal imaging and optical coherence tomography , that allows us to diagnose and treat glaucoma.
Moreover, all of our patients are seen by an ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor with extensive training in glaucoma and other medical and surgical eye conditions. As a result, our patients receive comprehensive medical and vision care for their eyes.
COVERAGE AND COST
Most exams and testing related to glaucoma or a family history of glaucoma and corresponding conditions are covered by medical insurance. This means that the exam and testing are paid for once you have met any deductibles, co-pays, and co-insurance.
The insurance process can be stressful and difficult to navigate, and our practice is committed to helping you through it, whether that means providing you with an estimate prior to your exam or submitting and following through with claims on your behalf. Our goal is to be accessible and available to help you.
If you do not have insurance, let us know. Let us help you get the care you need at a reasonable cost.
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Your eyes greatly enhance the quality of your life. Don't let glaucoma or a family history of glaucoma go unattended. Take action today to preserve and enhance your vision. Call our office and set up an appointment or ask us to contact you by filling out the contact request form below.