How to Prevent Glaucoma — Top 5 Ways to Prevent Glaucoma Explained by an MD

Early detection and careful, lifelong treatment can maintain vision in most people. In general, a check for glaucoma should be done:

  • before age 40, every two to four years
  • from age 40 to age 54, every one to three years
  • from age 55 to 64, every one to two years
  • after age 65, every six to 12 months

Wearing protective eyewear is important when engaged in sports activities or home improvement projects.

Eye injuries can result in traumatic glaucoma or secondary glaucoma, so protecting your eyes from injury is another way to prevent glaucoma.

Click here for more information about different types of glaucoma, or talk with your eye doctor.

Remember, regular comprehensive eye exams are the best form of prevention against glaucoma and other eye diseases.