Do you know that Ontario Optometrist can see the micro changes on the outside of your eyes, such as for red eyes, dry eyes, itchy eyes, gritty eyes, and eye infections? They can magnify the view with the proper equipment, the slit lamp.
Do you know that Ontario Optometrist can also detect changes at the back of your eyes, such as small blood vessels changes at your retina, affected by diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol changes. Those changes are connected to your blood in your heart and your brain. If there are changes at the back of your eyes, those changes can affect your heart and brain too, such as leaking blood vessels in diabetes and or stroke at the eye (ocular stroke) or the brain.
Optometrist can also detect glaucoma. It’s a silent eye disease that has no symptoms until later in life. Early detection can prevent blindness.
Sometimes, your change in vision can be due to health changes in the eyes.
Hear what my colleague, Dr. Thomas Noel has to say on the video.
If something is bothering your eyes, get your eyes check with an Optometrist first.
Dr. Yan Ling Liang
Contact Warden Optometry to book your appointment today.