Impact on Lifestyle

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The Impact of Glaucoma on Your Lifestyle.

Glaucoma can be extremely problematic to your vision, and it is the second-leading cause of blindness in the U.S. Glaucoma now needs to be taken seriously. Once you have been diagnosed with glaucoma you will need to make simple lifestyle changes in order to manage your disease. If you have been diagnosed at an early point the eye doctor will then make a suggested treatment protocol based on taking medication to control intraocular pressure. Once the treatment protocol for medications is administered patients can typically return to a normal life. Taking medication will be critical or the disease can progress. Glaucoma patients typically struggle with integrating all of the medicating times into one day. Successful patients often try to take the medicine or drops at times such as waking, sleep time, or meals and snacks.

Although patients can be depressed at the onset of this disease it is important to not be consumed with the negative aspects. This disease does not have to limit your lifestyle. Continue with regular activities and try not to be consumed with the emotional aspects of having a disease. If you have a business start new initiatives, if you play golf, go hit some golf balls or if you enjoy cooking, try some new recipes. There may some more physical activities such as athletics or driving that will become hard to do. It is common for some glaucoma patients to experience light sensitivity or specific problems with light glare. Because driving can endanger others it is important to discuss this matter with your eye doctor.

Please feel free to consult with our staff or the dedicated surgeons at Denver Eye Surgeons. Since we specialize in treating and managing this disease we have a unique perspective and opportunity to help our patients live with glaucoma. There are many individuals stepping up to help glaucoma research initiatives. After the sports world was shocked with the blindness of sudden MVP baseball star more awareness of this disease has emerged. The eye care community, including the Glaucoma Research Foundation, surges forward in an effort to find better methods to treat glaucoma. Someday there may even be a cure for this disease.

To learn more about Glaucoma please feel free to visit our website page on types of Glaucoma.

Why Choose Denver Eye Surgeons?

At Denver Eye Surgeons, our doctors are ranked among the nation’s leading ophthalmologists and eye care professionals. All our eye surgeons are board certified and have advanced experience in today’s most innovative treatments. Please feel free to review our ophthalmology website to get the answers to any of your questions. Welcome to Denver Eye Surgeons!

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What Our Patients Say

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It was a wonderful experience. Everyone from the beginning to end was exceptional! The surgery was quick and painless. During the LASIK surgery, when I was scared, someone sat and held my hand. It was the small things like holding my hand that made the experience so wonderful.
Amanda Nolte
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I am very happy with my service and the care I received. Everyone is real friendly and helpful.
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The medical and administrative staff was great. From soup to nuts, everything was very easy. If I had to do PRK again I would definitely choose Denver Eye Surgeons. Love the Allegretto too.
Benny Busham
donna dovey
Helpful Always ‐ Answered all my questions and supportive and encouraging! Really liked trying out contacts first to get idea what end result would be like. Great experience & staff!
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Lori_holden
Dr. Kumar's staff held my hand the whole way. I was petrified. But I researched to find the very skilled Dr. Kumar and the very kind assistants who dealt effectively with my fear. My eye sight is better than perfect, now, with NO GLASSES.
Lori Holden
rebecca-schnur
I had PRK surgery last year. The surgery was uneventful. But the recovery was slow because of the type of surgery. I was nervous that the procedure hadn't"worked" but everyone at Denver Eye Surgeons kept telling it would be fine - and it was!
Rebecca Schnur
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The staff was very helpful and informative. Dr. Kumar is very knowledgeable and understanding, easy to talk to and willing to spend as much time as needed answering questions. The procedure itself was a lot easier and quicker than anticipated, and the recovery was easy. Best decision I've made in a long time!
Kathy Humm
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Very thorough and comfortable experience! All my questions were answered and I felt comfortable and prepared the day of my LASIK procedure. I love my corrected vision and I healed wonderfully!
Amy Thomas
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I had PRK done years ago but had LASIK done on my distance eye. Wonderful! Best thing I ever did.
Janet Grefath

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