Board Certified Optometrist located in Brooklyn, NY


At Vistasite Eye Care of Kings Plaza Mall, the seasoned optometrists are dedicated to preserving your eyesight and ensuring the health of your eyes. Gary Eppel, OD, and Dmitri Bondarenko, OD, specialize in detecting, diagnosing, and treating various eye conditions, including glaucoma, in the Mill Basin neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. To learn whether you have glaucoma and what treatments are available, schedule an appointment today. You can reach out by phone or through the online booking form.

What is glaucoma?

Glaucoma is one example of a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, leading to gradual vision loss. Glaucoma typically progresses slowly and is frequently referred to as the "silent thief of sight.” While doctors aren’t sure of the exact cause, it’s often linked to individuals with high eye pressure. 

Symptoms of glaucoma include:

  • A red eye
  • Eye pain
  • Headache
  • Seeing rings around lights
  • Blurry vision
  • Tenderness around your eyes

If you experience any of these, scheduling an appointment with Vistasite Eye Care of Kings Plaza Mall is important.

There’s no way to prevent glaucoma. However, scheduling regular eye exams can catch the condition early and hopefully keep symptoms from worsening. 

Who is at risk for glaucoma?

While anyone can develop glaucoma, certain factors increase the risk. Individuals over the age of 60, those with a family history of glaucoma, and individuals of African, Hispanic, or Asian descent face an elevated risk. Additionally, people with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, and those with a history of eye injuries or surgeries may be more susceptible.

How is glaucoma treated?

At Vistasite Eye Care of Kings Plaza Mall, the experienced optometrists employ a personalized approach to glaucoma treatment, tailoring solutions to each patient's unique needs. Treatment may involve prescription eye drops, oral medications, laser therapy, or surgical interventions.

Medication management

The optometrists carefully prescribe and monitor eye drops and oral medications to regulate intraocular pressure, a key factor in glaucoma progression.

Laser therapy

Laser treatments, such as trabeculoplasty and iridotomy, effectively reduce intraocular pressure and manage glaucoma.

Surgical interventions

For advanced cases, the skilled surgeons may recommend procedures like trabeculectomy or minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) to improve fluid drainage and control intraocular pressure.

Don't let glaucoma compromise your eyesight. At Vistasite Eye Care of Kings Plaza Mall, the team is committed to preserving your vision through early detection, personalized treatment plans, and ongoing care. A comprehensive eye exam is the first step towards clear, healthy eyesight.

Contact the office to book your appointment to learn about glaucoma care services. You can also request an appointment online.