Signs You Need An Eye Exam

Diagnosis Of A Condition That Could Affect The Eyes

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The diagnosis of a condition that could affect the eyes is certainly a reason for patients to get an eye exam. If individuals know their health condition might cause vision deterioration or changes, they should get an exam immediately after diagnosis and at regular intervals thereafter. Their eye doctor will typically tell them how often they should come back for exams. Some conditions affect the entire body, and a patient's overall physical health can affect the function of their eyes. Sleep habits and nutrition affect the ability of an individual's eyes to focus without pain. Diabetes can cause blindness if not treated properly, and diabetes-related blindness is one of the leading causes of total blindness in United States adults. Other conditions that can affect the eyes include lupus and varying thyroid problems. Patients should talk to an eye doctor about their diagnosis and undergo a vision test.

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