“In general many people have the misconception that their eyes are disconnected from their bodies. That’s a myth that is perpetuated by insurance carriers who continue to offer vision plans separate and apart from general health plans,” says Dr. Gregory Schultz, an optometrist who has been specializing in ocular disease for 21 years.
Most children should have their eyes examined at six months of age, at three-years-old, before they start school, and every other year thereafter. During these routine eye exams, an eye care professional will check your child’s eyes for a number of conditions to ensure your child see’s properly.
Glaucoma is a very dangerous condition of the eye that can result in vision loss if it is left untreated. The progression of the disease cannot be reversed, but it can be slowed and prevented from worsening. There are several different types of glaucoma, but open angle glaucoma is by far the most common. Angle closure glaucoma is also important, more due to its severity than its frequency. At the Eye Center of Virginia, we offer glaucoma care.