Glaucoma Tests at
Premier Eyecare Associates

Known as the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma is an eye disease that, if left untreated, is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. Our experienced team uses advanced diagnostic technology to preserve your vision by identifying signs of glaucoma as early as possible.

Enriching Lives through Vision

Glaucoma and Eye Pressure

Glaucoma is a condition that damages the optic nerve and can be associated with high intraocular pressure (IOP). The optic nerve is a specialized structure that carries the signal from our eye to our brain. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to vision loss and blindness. There are multiple types of glaucoma with varying symptoms, but the two primary forms are open-angle and angle-closure.

Open-Angle Glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease, accounts for more than 90% of cases and typically develops over several years. In open angle glaucoma, the drainage system in the eye is not restricted or blocked but other factors in the individual can lead to damage of the optic nerve.

Doctor checking patients eye for Open-angle glaucoma

Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Though it’s less common than open-angle, angle-closure glaucoma is much more urgent and needs immediate medical attention. This form occurs when the eye’s iris restricts or completely clogs the drainage path, which prevents fluids from circulating, rapidly increasing IOP.

Patient-doctor consultation
Open-Angle Glaucoma

Open-Angle Glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease, accounts for more than 90% of cases and typically develops over several years. In open angle glaucoma, the drainage system in the eye is not restricted or blocked but other factors in the individual can lead to damage of the optic nerve.

Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Angle-Closure Glaucoma

Though it’s less common than open-angle, angle-closure glaucoma is much more urgent and needs immediate medical attention. This form occurs when the eye’s iris restricts or completely clogs the drainage path, which prevents fluids from circulating, rapidly increasing IOP.

Scratch-Resistant Coatings

Lenses that have been treated with this scratch-resistant coating have a more durable surface that is far less likely to scratch compared to standard lenses. These are a great practical option for kids, those who stay active, or anyone who would simply feel more secure with an extra coat of damage protection.

Scratch-Resistant Coatings

Photochromic

If you’re always in your glasses or want to eliminate the need to keep a separate pair of sunglasses handy — photochromic lenses are for you! These appear clear indoors and darken automatically when exposed to sunlight, so you can effortlessly transition from inside to outside with one pair of eyewear.

Photochromic

Cosmetic and Specialty Tints

Cosmetic or colored tints can make your specs even more stylish. Tints come in a variety of colors and shades: some cover the entire lens, while others have a gradient for more color up top and a more subtle look. Some colors can be functional too! Blue-light tints are becoming increasingly popular, as these reduce eye strain associated with using digital screens.

Cosmetic and Specialty Tints

Anti-reflective Coating

Standard lenses sometimes have glare as light naturally reflects off them, which can be both a functional and cosmetic problem. Anti-reflective coating can help: it reduces glare significantly, making it easier for you to see — and for others to see you!

Anti-reflective Coating
Scratch-Resistant Coatings
Scratch-Resistant Coatings

Scratch-Resistant Coatings

Lenses that have been treated with this scratch-resistant coating have a more durable surface that is far less likely to scratch compared to standard lenses. These are a great practical option for kids, those who stay active, or anyone who would simply feel more secure with an extra coat of damage protection.

Photochromic
Photochromic

Dry Eye Management

If you’re always in your glasses or want to eliminate the need to keep a separate pair of sunglasses handy — photochromic lenses are for you! These appear clear indoors and darken automatically when exposed to sunlight, so you can effortlessly transition from inside to outside with one pair of eyewear.

Cosmetic and Specialty Tints
Cosmetic and Specialty Tints

Cosmetic and Specialty Tints

Cosmetic or colored tints can make your specs even more stylish. Tints come in a variety of colors and shades: some cover the entire lens, while others have a gradient for more color up top and a more subtle look. Some colors can be functional too! Blue-light tints are becoming increasingly popular, as these reduce eye strain associated with using digital screens.

Anti-reflective Coating
Anti-reflective Coating

Anti-reflective Coating

Standard lenses sometimes have glare as light naturally reflects off them, which can be both a functional and cosmetic problem. Anti-reflective coating can help: it reduces glare significantly, making it easier for you to see — and for others to see you!

Early detection of glaucoma

We Can Catch Glaucoma Early —
Which Makes All the Difference

At Premier Eyecare Associates, we are completely committed to you and your family’s eye health, which is why we go out of our way to test and treat conditions such as glaucoma as early as possible. Using the latest and safest advanced technology, our experienced team administers glaucoma tests and eye health diagnostics to detect any issues before they affect your eyesight. As members of the community themselves, our team members are committed to protecting your vision, making your eye health their top priority.

Old woman smiling

Glaucoma Treatment

Come to Premier Eyecare Associates and let our expert staff work to preserve and protect your eyesight from eye conditions and diseases like glaucoma. If our team identifies any signs of glaucoma, we’ll work quickly to halt its progression and protect your vision. In addition to specialty medicated eye drops and other supplements, our doctors will tailor a glaucoma treatment plan that fits your specific needs. Don’t let glaucoma steal your vision: schedule a glaucoma test with our team today!

Testimonials

“Excellent customer service and customer interaction. Each employee takes time to greet you and make you feel welcome. Knowledgeable staff.”

P.D.

“Best eye care center! My kids and I have always had the best service! They have always been great to fix my kids’ glasses and appointments are scheduled within a decent time frame, meaning we don’t have to wait half a year to be seen! They are great at working with us and getting us in as quickly as possible! Highly recommend them! Friendly staff and great providers!”

T.M.

“Always professional and friendly!”

T.B.

Our Convenient
Locations

  • Brookfield
  • Carrollton
  • Chillicothe
  • Kirksville
  • Trenton
Brookfield
431 S Main St.
Brookfield, MO 64628
(660) 227-5864