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Glaucoma Support & Assistance In Cowichan Valley

More than 250,000 Canadians live with the most common form of glaucoma. Glaucoma occurs when the optic nerve is damaged, affecting the vital link between the eyes and brain. If left untreated, this disease can lead to significant vision loss, even potential blindness. 

There are different types of glaucoma, but the most common form is primary open-angle glaucoma. This occurs when the drainage canals inside the eye become blocked, causing fluid inside the eye to build up, which eventually damages the optic nerve.

Visit one of our locations, and our team can help diagnose and treat glaucoma as early as possible, protecting your vision. 

A Silent Threat to Your Vision 

Arguably the most significant aspect of glaucoma is that it rarely exhibits warning signs or early symptoms. Generally, individuals who develop glaucoma don’t realize something is wrong until vision loss has already occurred. Peripheral vision is the first to be affected, and without proper treatment, glaucoma can lead to partial vision loss or blindness.

Because the stakes are so high when it comes to glaucoma, an early-stage diagnosis is vital. Fortunately, your optometrist can detect glaucoma before vision loss begins, and create a tailored treatment plan to slow its progression and preserve your vision.

Treatment Options

Because high intraocular pressure is the most common cause of glaucoma, most glaucoma treatments aim to reduce the pressure within the eye, so the optic nerve doesn’t become increasingly damaged. However, it is important to note any damage that occurs is permanent.

Generally speaking, the first line of defence in treatment is medicated eye drops. These must be used as directed, with most types requiring daily use. Different prescription eye drops treat glaucoma in different ways: some may reduce the amount of intraocular fluid the eye produces, while others may help drainage canals drain fluid more quickly.

Surgery is another option in the treatment of glaucoma. Surgical treatments can include laser surgery, implanting drainage devices, and other methods that can reduce intraocular pressure.

How Can Cowichan Eyecare Help?

Your optometrist at Cowichan Eyecare can help you manage your eye health and determine the best treatment option possible based on the cause of your glaucoma. We will closely monitor the progression of your glaucoma so that we can treat it as effectively as possible.

To help safeguard your vision against serious conditions such as glaucoma, you should attend your routine comprehensive eye exams.

Cowichan Eyecare can also manage your glaucoma care through the Care1 network.

Visit Our Locations


& Area

Find us at the corner of Langford Parkway and Jacklin Road. We’re across the parking lot from the White Spot.

  • 2968 Jacklin Rd
  • Langford, BC V9B 0A3


& Area

We’re located next to Thrifty Foods just off Beverly Street. If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call.

  • 2755 Beverly Street, Unit 2
  • Duncan, BC V9L 6X2


& Area

We look forward to helping you achieve your vision goals at our Chemainus location. Find us just off of Maple Lane and Croft Street.

  • 9844 Croft Street, Unit 106
  • Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0

Cobble Hill

& Area

Our Cobble Hill location is just off Cowichan Bay Road on the upper level of Valleyview Centre. If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call.

  • 1400 Cowichan Bay Rd, Unit 56
  • Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L3

Lake Cowichan

& Area

We are conveniently located in the plaza off of Stanley Road and Cowichan Lake Road. Find us across from Central Park.

  • 44 Stanley Road
  • Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0

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