Frequently Asked Questions

14. What can I do to protect my vision?

If you are taking medicines for glaucoma, be sure to take them every day as directed by your eye care professional. People at risk for glaucoma should have a dilated eye exam at least every two years. If you have been diagnosed, you may need to see your eye care professional more often.

(Watch the video to hear a National Eye Institute doctor explain glaucoma and how to treat the condition. To enlarge the video, click the brackets in the lower right-hand corner. To reduce the video, press the Escape (Esc) button on your keyboard.)