Glaucoma

Glaucoma Treatment

A condition like glaucoma can pose a serious threat to a person's vision, which is why quality eye care is needed for those eye issues. When it comes to addressing conditions like glaucoma, our optometry team at EYECARE for You Is more than ready to go to work. But what is glaucoma, and how is it treated? Read more to find out.

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What Is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that involves damage to the optic nerve. Located at the back of the eye, this nerve transmits important visual information for the brain to process. Optic nerve damage usually occurs when fluid builds up in the eye, creating unnecessary pressure. A dysfunctional optic nerve will result in irreversible vision loss, and in some extreme cases, blindness. Vision loss can be debilitating, resulting in a lower quality of life and difficulty in completing important daily tasks. A person who develops glaucoma should seek treatment from an eye doctor right away; the sooner the patient finds care, the better. 

How Is Glaucoma Treated?

Treatment will usually start with an eye exam to determine the presence of glaucoma and to test for the severity of the condition. For a patient with glaucoma, the treatment plan will largely depend on the patient's individual needs and circumstances. The options range anywhere from oral eyedrops to medication. Surgery is a popular treatment option, with patients able to undergo laser eye therapy, a filtering surgery, fluid drainage surgery, or a minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS).

Dr. Joyce implements a screening test for routine examinations that detect the early glaucomatous changes that are not seen during a traditional evaluation. At EYECARE for You, we specialize in several treatment options, including Lasik Eye Surgery, Vision Therapy, and Eye Disease Management. If you suspect that you might have glaucoma, contact our eye care clinic for an eye exam. If you are already diagnosed with glaucoma, one of our doctors will be happy to discuss treatment options with you. 

Finding an Optometrist in Pennsylvania

EYECARE for You is an optometry clinic that serves the areas of Holland, Langhorne, Newtown, Northampton, Richboro, Southampton, and Yardley. Our staff is more than qualified to treat glaucoma, as well as several other eye diseases. Are you interested in finding out more about EYECARE for You? Feel free to contact our Richboro office at 215-485-5384. You can also fax us at 215-485-5709. EYECARE for You also a New Patient Center for the newcomers who are unfamiliar with eye care services. We will do our best to meet your needs.

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Testimonials

  • You are in great hands with Dr. Kathleen Joyce. Her staff is very helpful and welcoming. Upon walking in, her office is absolutely beautiful. She uses state of the art equipment which makes for a great experience. The equipment can detect any eye problems that you may not even know about. Dr. Joyce listens, is very understanding and cares about her patients. I have dry eyes and allergies and she has been great with handling my situation. Your eyes are in the best interest of her and her staff.

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  • I used to see Dr. Joyce when she was at Schwartz Eye Care, when she left I went with her. I've been seeing Dr. Joyce for over 13 years and she is truly amazing. She is very thorough, knowledgeable and wants the best for her patients. Plus the new practice is vibrant and friendly!

    - Alyse H.

Hours of Operation

Call for an Appointment at (215) 485-5384

Monday

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday

11:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday

Closed

Friday

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am-7:00 pm
Thursday
Closed
Friday
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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