Most adults these days understand that their annual well woman or men’s physical is something that should be done every year as a means of guarding one’s overall health. However, not many of us understand that an eye exam can detect many of the same conditions that our annual check-up could reveal. In many cases an annual eye exam can actually help identify certain conditions before they have been detected otherwise.
Annual Eye Exams can help identify some of the following conditions:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- autoimmune disorders
- thyroid disease
Some of these conditions clearly have an effect on the overall health, but also helps you prevent the damage that could occur to your sight as a result.
So, with August being Eye Exam Awareness month it is a great time to get your vision test out of the way and take a simple step toward proactively managing your health!