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West Point Grey Village
(604) 224-2322

Glaucoma Testing & Management

Glaucoma Often Develops Silently, Slowly Robbing You of Your Vision.

Early Detection & Treatment are Key

It is important to treat developing glaucoma early, as waiting too late may result in the development of “tunnel vision”.

Annual eye exams are recommended for all adults, and especially adults over the age of 60.

First, always remember that the goal of treatment isn’t necessarily to cure glaucoma so much as it is to prevent glaucoma from causing any further vision loss.

Vision loss from glaucoma is almost always irreversible, hence the importance of early detection and treatment.


Causes of Glaucoma

There is no one clear cut cause of glaucoma, though it can be categorized by its symptoms. Damage to the optic nerve yields gradual and irreversible vision loss.

There are three main types of glaucoma:

  • Open Angle – The most common form. Open angle glaucoma is the result of clogged eye drainage canals.
  • Angle-Closure – Also called acute or narrow angle glaucoma. It is easily identified by a accelerated rise in eye pressure. Angle closure is much less common than other types of glaucoma.
  • Normal Tension – Also called low-tension or normal-pressure glaucoma.This type of glaucoma is a mystery in that it occurs despite nominal eye pressure.

Visit Our Practice
At West Point Grey Village

West 10th Eyes is a conveniently located eye doctor's clinic on W 10th Avenue in West Point Grey village in Vancouver. Call us at
(604) 224-2322 to make an appointment with our Optometrists to talk about your eyeglasses, contact lenses or specialty lens needs.

Drop in anytime to browse through our large selection of designer eyeglass frames or sunglasses.

West 10th Eyes

4357 W 10th Ave
Vancouver, BC, V6R 2H6

Contact Information

Phone: (604) 224-2322
Email: info@west10theyes.com

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday: Closed