Are You at Risk?

While some people suffering from glaucoma experience pain, redness, and halos in their vision, most patients are unaware they are gradually losing their vision until their loss in sight is significant.

Some common symptoms that may indicate a form of glaucoma include:

  • Blind spots or patchy vision in your peripheral or central vision
  • Tunnel vision
  • Severe headaches
  • Eye pain or redness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurry vision
  • Halos around lights

Patients with any of the following characteristics should also ask their eye doctor for more frequent glaucoma checks:

  • Age 40+
  • Family history of glaucoma
  • African-Americans or Hispanic race
  • Nearsighted or farsighted
  • Elevated eye pressure
  • Eye injury
  • Thin cornea
  • Low blood pressure
  • Diabetes, migraines or other conditions which affect blood flow