Vision Center in Clermont
It is very important that you have an eye exam on an annual basis to make sure that your eyes are remaining healthy. However, did you know that during an eye exam our eye doctor may also be the first to learn important facts about your overall medical health? At our Clermont vision center, Optical Outlets, you can have a comprehensive eye exam by one of our expert optometrists.
When you have an eye exam at our Clermont vision center, your eyes will be thoroughly screened for many different eye diseases and disorders. However, during your eye exam our eye doctor will also potentially learn other things about your medical health. The eyes are the only place in your body that actually will provide a doctor with a clear view of your blood vessels, arteries and the cranial nerves. By viewing these areas, our doctor can learn a lot about your overall medical health. If the patient has blood in the back of the eye, it can be one of the first signs of diabetes. When a patient has diabetes, the elevated levels of sugar in the bloodstream can cause changes in the way the blood vessels surrounding the retina looks if diabetic retinopathy is developing.
If our optometrist sees any of these indicators in a patient’s eyes, our patient will be advised about the findings, and it will be recommended that they see their regular doctor about diabetes treatment. Certain types of brain tumors can even be found during an eye exam. This is because certain tumors can put pressure on the optic nerve, causing it to swell and affect the patient’s vision. If you have high levels of cholesterol in your blood, deposits can even be left in your eyes that will be seen during a complete eye exam. If our doctor finds that these deposits are present, you will also be advised that you should see your regular doctor for high cholesterol treatment, which can include exercise, dietary changes, or medication.
For an appointment for an eye exam at our Clermont vision center, contact us today.