Don’t Let Glaucoma Silently Steal Your Sight

shutterstock_83473684Eye problems are among the least we would like to experience. More often than not, eye problems, like glaucoma, are irreversible, unless drastic measures are taken. But in order to avoid having to go through such heights in the first place and before you will need glaucoma treatment in Fargo, learn a thing or two from these surefire tips to prevent glaucoma from affecting your vision and your life.

  1. Have glaucoma diagnosed correctly.

We are not talking about your eye doctor’s skill in diagnosing eye conditions. Glaucoma is typically diagnosed by using a simple “air puff” test to determine if there is high eye pressure. A corneal thickness test, or pachymetry, is an essential examination to take as well. The thickness or the thinness of your corneas usually affects the accuracy of your air puff test results.

  1. Lower your eye pressure naturally.

You may lower your eye pressure without having to rely on eye drops and other medications. The initial action you can take is to lower your insulin levels. When our insulin levels rise, it usually causes blood pressure, and quite possibly eye pressure, to rise as well. You can maintain normal insulin levels by avoiding grains and sugar. You may want to avoid foods such as pasta, bread, rice, or potatoes. Regular exercise is also among the most effective tricks in lowering one’s insulin levels.

  1. Get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals.

Omega-3 is known to promote retinal health and function and protect your eyesight. It can be found not only in fish, but also in krill oil. Lutein and zeaxanthin are also vision powerhouses, so getting loads of them will help you stay away from an eye surgeon.

Glaucoma in Fargo, ND

You certainly do not want to lose your vision, especially to glaucoma. Learn more about this eye condition and how you can prevent it by giving Dr. Thom a visit here at Thom Eye & Laser Clinic. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Thom by calling us today at 701-235-5200. We look forward to meeting you!

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