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Combating Glaucoma: Spring Season Tips

Managing glaucoma can be difficult at any time of year, but in the spring, when so many things are changing in nature, your intraocular pressure, your glaucoma symptoms, and how easy they are to manage can change as well. But with the help of our experienced and expert eye doctors at Kung Eye Center, we can ensure your eye health is under control so you can make the most of the warmer weather.  

Let’s take a look at what glaucoma is and the best ways to manage it this spring.

Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition that damages the optic nerves, often due to increased pressure within the eyes. If not appropriately managed, it can lead to irreversible blindness over time.

The Impact of Seasonal Changes on Glaucoma

Research shows that seasonal changes, like moving from winter to spring, can impact your intraocular pressure (IOP) and possibly increase your risk for glaucoma or make your glaucoma symptoms worse. That’s why it’s important to regularly see your eye doctor to ensure any symptoms are caught early and properly addressed. 

Checking In: Regular Eye Exams

Regular eye exams are essential to glaucoma management, especially during the change in seasons. Considering the changing temperatures, humidity, and allergen levels of spring, adjusting your treatment plan may be necessary. You’ll want to schedule your regular eye check-up now to ensure the start of spring hasn’t negatively affected your eyes.

Sticking to Your Prescribed Treatment Plan

Every patient has a unique treatment plan tailored to their specific form of glaucoma. Whether your plan includes prescription eye drops, oral medications, or even surgery, adherence is crucial to preventing symptom exacerbation during seasonal changes. We encourage our patients to keep up with their prescribed treatment plan, particularly during transition periods between seasons.

Updating Prescription Medications

As the weather shifts into spring, those with glaucoma may need to adjust their medication. It is always vital to consult with your ophthalmologist before making any changes and to keep your medication updated to help deal with any changes in your symptoms.

Schedule A Consultation

Let the beautiful spring season be a time of better eye health for you. Whether you’ve had glaucoma for years or are a newly diagnosed patient, we’re here to support you every step of the way. From managing your symptoms to lifestyle tips to keep your eyes healthy, our team is dedicated to providing exceptional eye care. With strategic glaucoma management tailored to you, you can enjoy clearer, healthier vision this spring.

To start your journey to better vision, schedule a consultation at Kung Eye Center today! Call our Staten Island, NY or East Brunswick, NJ office or fill out our online contact form.

Request an Appointment

Please call our New York office at (929) 429-2928 or our New Jersey office at (732) 724-2535 with any questions you may have.