Open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension are lifelong medical conditions. Work with your eye doctor and his or her staff to get the treatment information you need. Here are some tips:

  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions
  • Bring a friend or family member for support
  • Ask the office staff for referrals, written instructions, and printed materials

Print this checklist of useful questions and bring to your next appointment:

  • How do you monitor whether damage to my optic nerve is getting worse over time?
  • Should I watch for any particular symptoms and notify you if they occur?
  • Should I make any lifestyle changes?
  • What are the best long-term treatment options for my condition?
  • What should I expect with my medication?
  • Does my medication have any risks or side effects?
  • What should I do if I miss a dose?
  • What is my intraocular pressure, IOP? Is that good or bad?
  • Could prescribing a larger bottle size reduce my trips to the pharmacy? Could it also reduce my average monthly costs?