Glaucoma is an eye disorder that results from increased pressure within the eye which can cause vision loss if not treated by an eye doctor. Dr. Parrish and the staff at Up North Eye Care take eye pressures as a normal part of every eye exam to protect the overall health of your eyes and ensure that eye disorders like glaucoma are caught as soon as possible that can lead to managing the condition through prescription eye drops or a referral to an eye surgeon if necessary.
Glaucoma is diagnosed by your Primary Care Eye Doctor. At Up North Eye Care both Dr. Wally Johnson and Dr. Stephanie Parrish have over 40 years combined experience as board certified eye doctors diagnosing and treating glaucoma eye disorders. Up North Eye Care has the technology and expertise to diagnose and treat this eye disorder at their eye clinic located between Staples and Baxter Minnesota. If surgery is needed, Up North Eye Care has relationships with the best eye surgeons in the area and can both give referrals for you as well as co-manage your condition.
Have you ever had to endure the “puff test” at an eye exam? Outdated technology which shoots air at the eye to check the pressure is many times the scariest part of the eye exam. It’s important to check the pressure inside your eye because it’s an indicator of serious eye conditions like glaucoma, but with our iCare tonometer, we don’t have to puff air at your eyes.
If the need arises for additional detailed detection of intraocular pressure abnormalities, Up North Eye Care is able to utilize some of the most advanced eye pressure detection technology in the industry. In addition to our pressure screeners, additional results can be obtained through next-level technology available on-site at our eye clinic. The optometrists at Up North Eye Care have used some of the most advanced technology in the industry for years and are equipped to provide every patient with the highest level of care available.