How an Eye Exam is Important for Our Health

Did you know that it’s possible to detect early signs of heart disease during your preventive eye exams? It’s true! During your regular eye exam, we can view small changes in the blood vessels in the back of the eye, which can indicate more serious systemic disease.

Just as you need to oxygen to breathe, so do your eyes! Without enough, (as a result of high blood pressure), tiny retinal blood vessels can be easily damaged. In fact, the eye is the only area on the body where doctors can get an unobstructed view of blood vessels in the human body.

Poor eye health can lead to:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Failure
  • Blindness

With recent advancements in technology, we can quickly and painlessly detect and monitor blood flow in your retina. Awareness is key to prevention and better health. We are here to support you!

Contact us to schedule your annual appointment! Please remember that you are always feel free to call with any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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