Did you know that high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and other medical conditions can be diagnosed by a complete eye exam? The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that every person over the age of 60 have an annual eye exam. Medicare pays for annual eye exams for its members, and all diabetic patients need annual eye exams as a part of their comprehensive care.
What do these disorders have in common? They all affect blood vessels, and during a complete dilated eye exam, your eye doctor will be able to look directly at the bold vessels in your eye in a way that no other doctor can. It truly can be a window into your health. Please call the Krieger Eye Institute today at 410-601-6190 to schedule and eye exam with a board certified ophthalmologist or optometrist.
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