Your eyes reveal the world to you. But did you know that your eyes can tell worlds about you? And we’re not talking mystic soul-searching either. Routine eye exams can reveal a lot about your general health to your optometrist. In fact, in many instances your eye doctor may detect diseases long before your regular physician does. And that translates to better health, and a lot of saved money.
WHAT CAN YOUR EYES REVEAL?
Because your eyes are exposed and easy to examine, your optometrist has an excellent view of your blood vessels, which often show the first signs of several health problems. Many other diseases affect the health of your eye, and they can be spotted during a routine eye exam. Some of the diseases of your body in addition to eye diseases detectable by an eye exam include:
- High Cholesterol
- Neurological diseases like Multiple Sclerosis
- Inflammatory diseases like arthritis
- Cardiovascular disease
WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE TO HAVING REGULAR EYE EXAMS?
Many people have gone in for a routine eye exam, and left with a diagnosis for one of these diseases. Because eye exams can detect these problems so early on, patients can treat them much more easily and inexpensively. This is one of the reasons everyone should have routine eye exams, regardless of their age or eye-health. Early diagnosis is key. It saves lives and saves patients a lot of money! In fact, a study done by VSP Vision Care compared 56 million patients’ medical costs and found that those who had caught diseases during an eye exam saved significantly more on treatment (combined, more than $4 billion over a two-year period) than those whose diseases were caught later by a regular physician.
SET AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!
There are no excuses – it’s time to set up your Dallas eye exam today! Get your eyes checked frequently, and enjoy a long life of good health!