Regular eye exams can allow doctors to spot risk for stroke

eye examYour eyes may be the windows to your soul, but what if they are to your body as well? If you schedule regular eye exams, your eye physician could be the first to discover a serious internal medical condition.

The blood vessels in your retina tell more than you may realize. If there are clots in these vessels, it could communicate a risk for stroke. Other vessel abnormalities can point to high blood pressure, diabetes and even heart disease. These conditions are also among some of the most common causes of death and disability in developed countries, yet have a fairly narrow lens for prediction. This is why a regular eye exam could potentially be life saving. A closer look into the eyes can help your ophthalmologist direct you toward diagnosis and treatment.

Is it time for you to schedule your next eye exam? Contact your doctor today.

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