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Because glaucoma typically causes few or no symptoms, getting regular eye exams to check for glaucoma is essential. It’s also important to continue whatever treatment your healthcare provider has prescribed and let your provider know immediately if treatment seems to be causing side effects. Remember: if diagnosed early and treated, glaucoma can be controlled.
Adults aged 50 and older should be screened for glaucoma. If you are black, have a family history of glaucoma, or have other risk factors, you may need to be screened more often. Ask your healthcare provider how often you should have a vision and glaucoma check.
Updated: November 2016
Posted: March 2012