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Take Charge of Your Health by Keeping an Eye on Your Eyes

It’s been said that the “eyes are the window to the soul.” No one would agree to this statement more than your optometrist. Your annual eye exam has the potential to uncover a myriad of health concerns, but a proper diagnosis depends on your willingness to spill the beans.

For many of us, our yearly physical with our primary care physician begins with a run-through of our medical history and any existing ailments. However, these facts should not be limited to medical doctors alone if we want to be proactive about our health.

Sharing this same information with your optometrist has the potential to diagnose medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and more. For example, if you’ve recently experienced a bout of skin cancer, tell your eye doctor about it. With this knowledge in hand, your eye care professional can be on the lookout for re-occurrence or other complications.

Also, did you know that a dilated eye exam can help your eye doctor to actually see inside your body? This singular procedure can help to detect more than three hundred diseases including high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, and even some autoimmune diseases. 

Many people may be reluctant to tell their eye doctor about their medical issues and mistakenly think they have no bearing on their vision. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The more your optometrist knows about your complete medical history and current health issues, the better.

Before your next annual eye exam, be prepared to have a frank discussion with your eye care professional. Gather any necessary paperwork or jot down a few notes to jog your memory regarding your overall health. When you arm your eye care professional with all the facts, they can diagnose and treat vision problems quickly and effectively.


Originally published on July 23, 2020  by Kristine Heslin on LinkedIn


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