Symptoms of Glaucoma
- Blind spots in your peripheral or central vision
- Tunnel vision
- Severe headache
- Eye pain
- Red eyes
- Blurred vision
- Halos around lights
- Nausea and vomiting
Let’s talk first about the aqueous humor. This clear fluid is contained in the front part of your eye and is responsible for providing nourishment keeping it inflated. The eye is constantly producing new aqueous humor while draining an equal amount through the drainage angle between the cornea and the iris.
However, not all cases of increased eye pressure lead to glaucoma, and not all cases of glaucoma are related to increased eye pressure.
There are several types of glaucoma, each with its own causes and treatment options.
Theories suggest that optic nerve damage results from a lack of blood flow to the area or by internal eye pressure and fluid build-up caused by the inefficiency of the eye’s drainage system.
A less-common form of glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma occurs when the drainage angle closes or becomes blocked, resulting in an abrupt build-up of fluid and increased eye pressure and a sudden onset of symptoms. To prevent eye damage and vision loss, contact your optometrist immediately.
Early detection, immediate treatment, life-long management, and regular monitoring is essential for protecting your eyes and vision after a glaucoma diagnosis. Glaucoma can only be diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam, especially before symptoms develop.
Our office is conveniently located off South Orange Blossom Trail heading South, across from Big Lot’s. Our building has ample parking and is walking distance from the Route 106 bus stop.
Although we are located in a moderately-sized city, we have all the offerings you’d expect of an inner-city eye care practice to fit your lifestyle.
At Optical Eyeland, we put the focus on efficiency and convenience. We have an in-house lab that minimizes wait time for eyewear.
This is hands down the best optometrist and staff I have ever encountered. They are professional, friendly, and thorough. Dr. Goodhue is incredible. I had questions for the doctor two different times and he called me back and helped me over the phone. I highly recommend this place!
I’ve been going to Optical Eyeland for the past 3 years. Every time I walk through the door I’m greeted with a smile. The staff are welcoming and kind. I never struggle to find frames that I love. Their opticians are knowledgeable and eager to assist the perfect fit. They always follow up to make sure things are ok. I recommend this place to all of my family and friends! It is absolutely the best. 😎
Excellent, highly recommended. I never had a problem with my prescription and the last time I went there my contacts were ready the very next day, Julie is amazing always with a smile and a positive attitude and she makes sure the patients are well taken care of. I love this place.
Dr. Kevin Goodhue was AWESOME! He was friendly, kind, professional, knowledgeable, honest & genuine. He was happy to tell me I have good vision & did not try to sell me on anything I didn’t need. The staff was very welcoming & friendly. The office was clean & the hours were convenient. I felt like I was treated like family & would recommend this practice to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, honest eye doctor!
I went to see Dr. Kevin Goodhue for the first time, due to having a lot of pain in my right eye. I felt that something had gotten under my eyelid. Was not able to sleep the whole night because of the discomfort, my head was pounding, i had tried hot compresses, had washed my eyes with water and tried putting drops as well. Nothing worked. As soon as i saw him he was able to help me remove what had gotten under my eyelid and now i have so much relief. I highly recommend this doctor. Excellent service too!