Diagnosing Glaucoma at Coastal Vision

As we close out National Glaucoma Awareness month, it’s important to address diagnosing glaucoma.   How do optometrists diagnose glaucoma? What tests are involved? Which information is more useful or important in diagnosing glaucoma?   Diagnosing glaucoma is really about identifying pieces of the puzzle and putting them together to give a […]


What is Glaucoma?

January is National Glaucoma Awareness month.  Increasing awareness is a big priority for many eye doctors for 3 reasons.   First, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.  Second, blindness from glaucoma is preventable.  Third, it’s estimated that nearly half of the people who have glaucoma don’t even […]

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“Do I need glasses to drive?”

I think when many people ask “do I need glasses to drive?” they are really asking “does the DMV require me to wear glasses or contacts while I drive?”     Each state has different requirements, but let’s take a look at the requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The DMV in […]