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Are Annual Eye Exams Really Necessary?
It's easy to take your eyes for granted and not notice a problem with your vision, but an eye exam can help your doctor detect problems before you realize they exist.
Blurry Vision or High Blood Pressure?
Here’s how one patient learned a lifesaving diagnosis from a routine eye exam. Blurry vision brought him in; high blood pressure finally got attention.
Contact Lens Malfunction? Vision Problem Masks Stroke
When a patient came in complaining of contact lenses suddenly going blurry, one veteran optometrist knew immediately to look for something more serious.
Diabetes and your eyes
Diabetes can lead to vision loss and damage to the retina. An eye exam can detect early signs of diabetes.
Diabetes Discovery – Via the Eyes
Eye doctors can easily be the first to see signs of diabetes – through their patients’ eyes. In this case, the patient had no idea she had the disease, until her optometrist spotted it during a routine eye exam.
Do hormones affect vision?
As hormone levels change, especially during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, eyesight often changes with them.
Extra Focus on Vision for Those with Pre-Diabetes
Before getting diagnosed with diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes usually have pre-diabetes. This is when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to have diabetes. Like diabetes, having pre-diabetes can carry a price tag on vision.
Eye Exam Leads to Life-Saving Diagnosis for Little Boy
Could a routine eye exam reveal something even a brain scan missed? This one did. The results? A healthy, happy nine-year-old boy with a renewed promise for a healthy life.
Hypertension and Your Eyes: The Connection
Hypertension can lead to blindness, blurred vision and nerve damage. Learn how early detection can prevent these life-altering effects of high blood pressure.
Heed the Warning; What Eye-Related Symptoms Can Tell Us
Sometimes, we experience an eye-related symptom that's actually a sign of a problem not related to the eyes at all. Find out which ones could signal a serious condition or disease.
Migraine Misery and Your Eyes
Migraine pain is like no other. It affects a lot of people – over 25 million Americans alone. Eye doctors can help combat the little-known visual effects of the painful problem.
Sudden Vision Loss Signals Sick Arteries
Eyes are our windows to overall health. They can also help signal serious medical problems before it’s too late. One patient found out all about that – on the green.
Triple Threat: New Ways to Fight the "Big Three" Causes of Blindness
Medical advances continue in all areas of healthcare, and that includes vision and eye health. An eyecare expert shares some of the new treatments making headway against three of the biggest blindness-causing conditions.
Wellness Routine: Cancer Found During Annual Eye Exam
Hal could have lost his eye, or his life, if he hadn't made an annual visit to his eye doctor. Just by looking at the eye, a VSP eye doctor knew something was wrong.
Women and Eye Health Risks
Many eye conditions affect both men and women, but women should be aware of certain dynamics of female eye health.
Your eyes and the unseen signs of influenza
Did you know an eye exam can reveal early signs of the flu? Along with these other tips on fighting flu symptoms, an eye exam will give you a headstart on beating this common virus.