Hillsboro

(503) 649-7566

Portland

(503) 473-8039

Sherwood

(503) 625-5599

Sherwood (503) 625-5599

Hillsboro (503) 649-7566

Portland (503) 473-8039

ABC VISION

Glaucoma Vs Cataracts

Glaucoma and cataracts are both diseases of the eye that impair vision. However, they are very different from each other. A person might even have one condition or even both. At ABC Vision Source in Portland, Sherwood, and Hillsboro, we treat glaucoma and cataracts. Early detection of eye conditions is critical, and an eye exam at any of our locations will allow our eye doctor to prevent vision loss from occurring.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma involves a buildup of fluid that affects the optic nerve. That buildup puts pressure on the nerve and causes symptoms like eye pain, central vision blind spots, headaches, and blurred vision. The condition is likely to worsen over time, and if left untreated, it is likely to cause blindness in at least one eye.

What are Cataracts?

As you age, your odds of developing cataracts increase. Cataracts are painless cloudy areas that develop on the lens of the eye and are caused by protein deterioration. Common cataract symptoms include blurry vision, difficulty seeing at night, perceiving colors as faded, and feeling as if lights are too bright.

How Our Eye Doctor Treats Cataracts and Glaucoma 

Take notice that both glaucoma and cataracts are common in individuals who are diabetic. Although surgery is a treatment option for both conditions, an optometrist is likely to prefer conservative treatment with eye drops. If surgery is necessary, your optometrist can co-manage pre and post-operative care along with your eye surgeon.

Eye Care Services in Sherwood, Hillsboro, and Portland

If you notice that you're beginning to experience vision difficulty, you may be suffering from cataracts or glaucoma. Both conditions are progressive, so your vision will get worse over time. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor, call us today or request an appointment online.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Portland

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt.

Sunday

Closed

Hillsboro

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

Closed

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Sherwood

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Call for Early Appointment Times

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

Call for Early Appointment Times

Sunday

Closed

Portland

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt.
Sunday
Closed

Hillsboro

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Sherwood

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Call for Early Appointment Times
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
Call for Early Appointment Times
Sunday
Closed

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