Eyes Are Windows to Your Overall Health

WHAT ARE YOUR EYES REVEALING?

From flirty to puppy-dog eyes, our eyes are our most expressive part and tell others about us. Looking someone straight in the eye may or may not reveal their honesty — but the eyes can tell you about cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other health conditions.

“The eye is a unique window into health. It’s the only place in the body where, without surgery, we can look in and see blood vessels, arteries, and a cranial nerve.” 

Dr. Roger Phelps, Principal of OjaiEyes Optometry

Annual eye exams are an important part of your overall health routine. Some people wait until they experience symptoms to see a doctor but shouldn’t because many eye problems are silent – meaning they have no symptoms. A recent study found that one in four adults hadn’t had an eye exam in the past two years, and the same proportion were unaware that an eye exam could prevent them from losing their sight.

Too young, old, or healthy for an eye exam? Think again.

Why Eye Exams are Important at This Age

About 80% of what you learn is through your eyes

When to Schedule Your Eye Exam
  • Six months
  • Between two and three years old
  • Before kindergarten
Ask about our INFANTSEE complimentary comprehensive infant eye exam.

Why Eye Exams are Important at This Age

One in four children has a vision problem that can interfere with learning and behavior.

When to Schedule Your Eye Exam

Once a year. TIP: Schedule around the beginning of the school year to give your child a healthy start.

Why Eye Exams are Important at This Age

Even if you have had laser vision correction surgery or have naturally good vision, you still need an annual exam.

When to Schedule Your Eye Exam

Once a year.

Why Eye Exams are Important at This Age

As we age, we’re more susceptible to cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

When to Schedule Your Eye Exam

Once a year.

Why Eye Exams are Important at This Stage

Diabetes is the third leading cause of blindness in the United States. And most diabetes-related blindness can be prevented by an annual eye exam.

When to Schedule Your Eye Exam

Once a year.

Why Eye Exams are Important at This Stage

Contact lenses are medical devices, so regular exams with your eye doctor and review of your prescription are important.

When to Schedule Your Eye Exam

Once a year.

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