Many people claim to not be able to function properly without their morning coffee. But studies have shown that drinking caffeinated beverages can affect people who have glaucoma, or can lead to it over time. In this blog, the contact lenses providers at AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care take a closer look at how drinking coffee can affect glaucoma patients.
One of the leading causes of blindness in the world is glaucoma. It is an alarming condition that damages the optic nerve and worsens as time goes by. Whether you wear eyeglasses or have perfect vision, you can be affected with glaucoma. A person diagnosed with glaucoma will need to follow a strict eye care routine, which might involve surgery, to avoid blindness.
Glaucoma actually refers to a group of diseases marked by increased intraocular pressure (IOP). If left untreated, it can result in optic nerve damage and vision loss. Today, your eye doctor from AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care discusses this condition as we observe Glaucoma Awareness Month this January.