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It’s possible that you could have glaucoma and not even know it. Of the approximately 3 million people who have glaucoma, over half don’t even know it. If you’re over 40, you’ll want to get your eyes checked annually to catch any early signs of the condition.At Classic Vision Care, we’re here to cover all of your eye care needs. That’s why we’ve compiled this helpful guide to the eight troubling symptoms of glaucoma that you’ll want to look out for. The sooner we catch glaucoma the better our chances of preventing it from progressing.

1. Changes in your peripheral vision

Open-angle glaucoma, the most common type of glaucoma, doesn’t present with symptoms until you’ve already suffered significant vision loss. Because open-angle glaucoma gradually affects your peripheral vision, you’ll want to look out for some changes in your side vision.

2. Halos around lights

Usually people with glaucoma see a rainbow-hued halo around lights. If the condition advances, you may not even be able to look at lights because the halos are so blinding. If you start to notice this symptom, it’s best to book an appointment as soon as you can.

3. Vision loss

Vision loss with glaucoma comes on suddenly. You could just wake up one morning and find that you suddenly can’t see. You may also have changes in your vision, like blurriness or fuzziness. It’s important that you get seen immediately if you start to experience these symptoms, as waiting can lead to permanent blindness.

4. Red eyes

Sometimes glaucoma can feel like an eye infection. Your eyes can become red and painful, as though they’ve been injured, particularly as your glaucoma develops. If you find yourself experiencing these symptoms, then you’ll want to come in to get tested as soon as you can.

5. Cloudy or hazy pupils

With glaucoma, others may notice that you have a white cloud or film over your eyes. You may also notice it yourself if you’re looking in a mirror.

6. Vomiting and nausea

This is likely not a symptom that you expect with glaucoma. But if you suffer from glaucoma, you may vomit often and feel nauseous. This symptom usually presents along with intense eye pain. It might be a good idea to go to the emergency room if your pain and nausea is severe enough.

7. Migraine

If you have glaucoma, you may experience a severe migraine along with eye pain. This kind of glaucoma comes on suddenly, so you may want to get checked out as soon as you start to experience it.

8. Tunnel Vision

You may experience tunnel vision with glaucoma, which means that you can’t see anything other than what’s directly in front of you. Anything you see in your side vision appears dark or black. It’s similar to when you look into a tunnel and can only see what’s on the other side.

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