Did you know that an eye exam checks for your vision and eye-related diseases, but also for other life-threatening conditions? During eye exams, eye doctors often diagnose three non eye-related diseases: diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, all of which can be life-threatening. How do eye doctors detect these conditions?
Diabetes – Eye doctors can tell if a patient is diabetic by signs of bleeding in the patient’s eye. Blood in the eye is a sign that sugar has been building up in the patient’s blood stream and is breaking down the capillaries that feed the retina. If left untreated, this could cause permanent damage to one’s eye sight. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in America.
High Blood Pressure – Damage to the blood vessels in the back of a patient’s eye is a symptom of high blood pressure. The back of the eye is the only place where small blood vessels can be viewed, other than obscure locations such as our kidneys. If the patient’s eyes reveal small blood vessels that have thickened, narrowed, or burst, then the patient might have high blood pressure.
High Cholesterol –A common sign of high cholesterol during an eye exam is literally cholesterol present in the patient’s eye. Eye doctors look for a thin white ring around the patient’s cornea, which is cholesterol building up in the eye.
An eye exam will help you see better, new eyeglasses will even make you look younger, and you may get other life-saving information while in the process. Have you scheduled your eye exam yet? Do so today at BidmyGlassses.com
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