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Learn about Angle-Closure Glaucoma (and the Symptoms Recognizable to an Optometrist)

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One of the main causes of vision loss in Canadians is due to an eye disease known as glaucoma. A rare form of this disease is known as angle-closure glaucoma, which damages the optic nerve due to accumulated pressure within the eye and causes an onset of symptoms that are often quite severe. Your optometrist may be able to detect any form of glaucoma through a routine exam and testing. While it is important to know what angle-closure glaucoma actually is, you also need to recognize the symptoms so you may seek treatment before serious vision loss can occur.…

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