It’s All Connected
A comprehensive eye exam can do more than test your vision – it could help save your life. A number of potentially life threatening health conditions can be detected through a comprehensive eye exam.
Optometrists can sometimes see indicators in the eyes, before the disease is formally diagnosed, or help detect signs of poor management.
Fact 20% of diabetes cases remain undiagnosed
THYROID EYE DISEASE (THYROID GLAND)
Changes such as bulging eyes can indicate thyroid disease.
Fact 10% of Canadians suffer from a thyroid condition
TUMOURS (THE BRAIN)
An eye exam includes tests of peripheral vision and eye muscle function that can be the first line of detection for a brain tumour.
Fact 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour every day
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (THE HEART)
Examining blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye can help identify risks for stroke or heart attack—before they occur.
Fact 20% of Canadians Adults have High Blood Pressure
How often should you have an eye exam ?
First one at 6-9 months, and again at 2-5 yrs, annually thereafter.
Every two years.
Book an eye exam with our doctors at Main St Optometry today.