Your eyesight is one of your most important senses: 80% of what we perceive comes through our sense of sight. By protecting your eyes, you will reduce the odds of blindness and vision loss while also staying on top of any developing eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma.
You can think of regular visits to the eye doctor as “preventative maintenance” for the rest of your body. The eyes are the windows to the body. They are the only place where your blood vessels can be viewed in their natural state without a surgical procedure. With this visual inspection of the blood supply, optometrists can spot many health conditions and vision problems just by taking a glance into your eyes.
In one quick eye exam in Medford, the doctors at Medical Eye Associates can spot diseases such as:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Liver disease
- Brain tumors
- Macular degeneration
- Various blood diseases
Eye Health = Brain Health
Healthy brain function needs healthy eyesight. The brain is our most vital organ, allowing us to live complex lives. Considering that your optic nerve connects your eyes and your brain, a healthy co-dependent relationship is necessary. By keeping your eyes healthy, you keep your brain healthy – improving your overall quality of life!
Good vision contributes to improved athletic ability, better driving skills, improved learning and comprehension and better quality of life.
Your future can be colorful and full of life just by making sure you see your optometrist as recommended.