• If I'm at risk for glaucoma, is it safe to postpone my annual exam during the COVID pandemic?


    Question:

    I'm at risk for glaucoma and my doctor considers me a "glaucoma suspect." Can I still get my yearly exam during this COVID pandemic?


    Answer:

    A person is a glaucoma suspect when they have risk factors for glaucoma, like high intraocular pressure (IOP).

    At this point in the pandemic, our office asks that patients postpone routine in-office visits for this type of annual monitoring/maintenance. In this time of social distancing, for your protection and the protection of our more vulnerable patients who must come in for urgent visits, we are aggressively trying to limit patient flow through our offices. The best thing to do is call your ophthalmologist who can provide guidance for you.


    Answered By: