Glaucoma symptoms may not be present until after the disease has done damage to your sight. It is important for adults to receive regular examinations to determine if they have or are at risk to develop glaucoma. Since normal eye pressures vary in individuals your physician, or properly trained optometrists, are the only source for a correct diagnosis. Open Angle Glaucoma Symptoms In the onset of Open-Angle Glaucoma, symptoms do not usually occur. However, as the disease worsens, patients may begin to see some decrease in their peripheral (side) and central vision. Often this goes undetected until the point of serious damage to eyesight and the optic nerve. Seeing an Ophthalmologist, or an Optometrist who is a glaucoma specialist, regularly to have a routine eye exam is the best way to screen for Glaucoma. They can determine if additional testing is necessary to detect or watch for the onset of glaucoma. Narrow Angle Glaucoma Symptoms This form of glaucoma can erupt in an acute attack with no prior warning or symptoms. Early warning signals include; blurry vision, halos present in the visual field, mild headaches or eye pain. An acute attack can cause more intense symptoms and in addition to nausea, vomiting and severe eye pain, and headache. Normal Tension Glaucoma Cases of normal tension glaucoma include patients with normal eye pressures but exhibit symptoms such as blind spots and optic nerve damage. Once again, the signs of glaucoma can be silent so a regular visit with your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist glaucoma specialist is recommended. If you have not recently had a glaucoma test or you need an eye exam, our physicians at 1960 Eye Surgeons have years of experience in treating and management of the disease. Please call our North Houston office at 281-890-1784 or contact us online by filling out the form below to schedule your eye exam.