Regular, comprehensive eye exams are not just for eye sight correction. They can detect symptoms that a regular doctor visit won’t catch and may uncover serious medical conditions before other symptoms manifest.
The eyes are the only place where a doctor can see blood vessels without an invasive procedure. Inflammation, small blood clots or swelling within the retina are signs of serious health problems that can be easily observed in an eye exam. In fact, eye doctors routinely detect hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis and diabetes in their early stages. On rare occasions, brain tumors have even been diagnosed through routine eye dilation.
Prevention and early detection are the best medicine so be sure to get your eye examined on a regular basis.