Finding a Glaucoma Doctor
Start with Your Eye Care Professional
Because glaucoma has virtually no symptoms — until vision is permanently lost – it’s important to detect it as early as possible.1 So be sure to get regular eye checkups. An optometrist or ophthalmologist can test your vision, as well as diagnose and treat eye problems.
If You Need Surgery
Glaucoma surgery is generally an outpatient procedure,2A,2B so it is performed in the doctor’s office. Your eye doctor can provide advice on who is best suited to perform the procedure that you require.
How to Find An Eye Care Professional
There are a number of ways to find an eye care professional. You can ask your doctor to refer you to someone, or get recommendations from friends. These days, you can look up many doctors online to see how long they’ve been practicing, where they trained, and even how other patients rate them. You can also type your zip code into our search tool. Whichever way you choose, make sure you feel comfortable with the doctor as well as the staff.