Glaucoma Treatment in Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase, MD

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness, but Washington Eye Doctors has the experience and technology needed to preserve your eyesight by identifying and managing glaucoma.

Glaucoma Management at Washington Eye Doctors

Commonly known as “the silent thief of sight,” glaucoma is a serious eye disease that most people don’t realize they have until it’s too late. Symptoms of glaucoma don’t appear until after irreversible vision loss has occurred, making early detection during regular eye exams key. Luckily, our team at Washington Eye Doctors can help monitor and protect your vision from glaucoma, keeping your eyes healthy and your vision clear.

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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a common condition caused by unusually high intraocular pressure (IOP), which can press on and harm the optic nerve. This nerve sends the images your eyes see to your brain, and there is no way to repair or restore vision loss caused by optic nerve damage. Because it’s so important to catch this condition early on, before damage is done, our team looks for its first signs during comprehensive eye exams using the latest diagnostic technology. This is the best way to stay a step ahead of glaucoma — which is why it’s so important to not skip your annual exam!

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What Are Symptoms of Glaucoma?

  • Blurry vision
  • Tunnel vision
  • Blind spots
  • Halos around lights
  • Eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Headaches
  • Vision loss
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What Are the Causes of Glaucoma?

You are more likely to develop glaucoma if you have any of the following risk factors:

  • Are aged 60 or older
  • Are Black, Asian, or Hispanic
  • Have a family history of glaucoma
  • Have certain medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure)
  • Have extreme nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Have had a previous eye injury or surgery

 

Why Choose Washington Eye Doctors for Glaucoma Management

As an independent, locally owned practice, our team isn’t beholden to the inflexible treatments that a larger corporation would offer: we get to give our patients the glaucoma treatment they deserve. We use Advanced Diagnostic Imaging so we can identify signs of glaucoma at their earliest stages, when pressure is just starting to build — and the disease is easiest to manage. And our compassionate team, led by our resident glaucoma specialist Dr. Brooke Justis, will always adjust our treatment plan to match your eyes’ ongoing needs for dynamic, personalized care. You can rely on her expertise to help you manage your glaucoma and protect your eyes — and health — for the long run. 

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Start Your Glaucoma Management
with Washington Eye Doctors

Glaucoma will cause blindness if it’s left untreated, but our doctors have multiple ways of preserving your vision for years to come, including:

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Eyedrops

Our doctors can prescribe specialty eye drops that relieve the buildup of IOP to prevent it from damaging your optic nerve.

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Medication

Some medications and supplements are effective in reducing and managing IOP, and our team can help identify which ones will work best for your unique eyes. 

Surgical co-management

Surgical Co-Management

If surgery is necessary, our doctors will connect you with one of the finest surgeons in the area, ensure they understand your vision history, and guide you through a smooth and successful recovery.

Our Patients Trust Us & Love What They See

Based on 119 reviews
Joseph Atchulo
Joseph Atchulo
January 27, 2022.
The best Eye Care Center in Washington DC. Visit them for an awesome experience.
Jim Liu
Jim Liu
November 30, 2021.
I visited Washington Eye Doctors for my dry eyes. Dr. Rosenblatt is awesome, he is very respectful and professional. Zero pressure when you talk to him. After the treatments, I feel absolutely better. Eye dryness is painful, and someone says it's more like a disability than a disorder. I can't agree more. Before I get the treatments, I can't even sit down and type these words for like 15 mins. Now I am not 100% recovered but at least I could work and study like a normal person. I am still using prescribed medications and I am confident that this problem is treatable. If you have dry eyes, try to contact Dr. Roosenblatt is the best advice I could give.
Randy Capps
Randy Capps
July 19, 2021.
I have been with Washington Eye Doctors for 50 years since the Katz/Kanstroom days. They guided me through bifocals as a kid, contacts as an adolescent and Lasik as an adult. 25 years after Lasik I still have near perfect vision. I just went back for night driving glasses. Always quick, efficient and thorough consistently over the decades.
Mary Virginia Spencer
Mary Virginia Spencer
May 14, 2021.
I had the best experience here! In a crunch, they were more than happy to help me get new contacts and were incredibly helpful and kind. Definitely will be going back!!
Stephanie Aylward
Stephanie Aylward
April 30, 2021.
A group of kind, friendly human beings. I was visiting Washington, D.C. from out of town, ran into a bind, and this practice was able to help me so that I could drive back home. I am so thankful for their help.
Amanda Blake
Amanda Blake
April 29, 2021.
The absolute best choice for dry eye! I had been suffering for years, and now my eyes are drastically better after only three months of proper treatment. Dr. Abraham is excellent. He explains things very clearly and listens to concerns with compassion. I really appreciate his help and cannot recommend Washington Eye Doctors highly enough, especially for dry eye patients.
Karen Moe
Karen Moe
June 26, 2020.
Dr Rosenblatt has been my eye doctor for many years and worked with me to get my proper correction for nearsightedness. My extra-sensitive system was previously over-corrected and his prescriptions enabled my vision to be more relaxed and stabilize. The glasses are high quality and good fit. I’m especially fond of the nearly weightless frames and lenses.

Washington Eye Doctors Locations

You should always make time for glaucoma prevention — and between our convenient downtown Washington, D.C., and Chevy Chase, MD offices, Washington Eye Doctors makes it easy to take care of your family’s eyes on a break or after work. Visit either of our locations today to see why our patients consider us the best around.

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