Seeing the Unseen Signs of Health
Your eyes are incredible organs – perhaps some of the most incredible of all creatures on Earth – and assessing them can tell us more than simply how well you see (though that’s certainly important). As part of our comprehensive eye exam, we also look for signs of other diseases (such as diabetes) that may not be on your radar.
Most of our eye exams are completed in under an hour and will detect any changes to your sight and eye health. If it has been a while since your last eye exam, schedule yours today.
What We’re Looking For
- Changes to your sight – Most eye diseases that are sight threatening, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, are slow to develop. The impact of these diseases on your sight are subtle, often “creeping” over time. By the time you notice something is different, the loss of sight is typically irreversible.
- By identifying these changes early we are 95% more likely to preserve your visual acuity.
- Developing eye diseases – Glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases have tell-tale signs that can be found via our exams. By utilizing advanced equipment that precisely image your eye (our ocular coherence tomography equipment, used to check for glaucoma, is accurate to within 10 microns), we can detect and treat these diseases in their infancy.
- Other signs of your overall health – Our patients are surprised to learn that Optometrists often detect diabetes before their family doctor. Why? Because your eyes display tell-tale signs that our Optometrists are specially trained and equipped to detect.