Focus of the Month: January: Why eye exams matter to your health
Which one is better one or two? We all know the drill, at least we think we know. Do you really understand what is going on and what Optometrists do and see during your Comprehensive Eye Exam? It is so much more than just telling you if you are hear or far sighted. Most eye diseases do not come with any kind of warning signs what so ever. There is no pain. Most of us think we can see well so we don't have to worry right? Wrong!!!! We see countless patients that could see well and yet they have beginning phases of macular degeneration or glaucoma. Eye diseases if caught early can be maintained as to avoid blindness or at help hold it off.
The other component of eye exams that a lot of patients don't realize is that a lot of various health conditions also manifest and can be seen through your eyes such as: diabetes,high blood pressure and even tumors. We make sure and also coordinate care if you have one of these conditions with your primary care manager so they are aware if your condition is being manifest in your eyes .
So this year : 2020 make sure and make a resolution to maintain that perfect vision and keep your eyes healthy by scheduling with either Dr. Humpherys or Dr. Palmer.