SAN DIEGO, CALIF (November 10th, 2015) - Did you know that a routine eye exam can be extraordinarily useful for detecting significant medical issues in their earliest stages? In fact, there are a surprising number of common medical conditions that are often diagnosed first by an eye doctor, not an internist.
Most people have no idea that their eyes can reveal so much about their health. But the retina, at the back of the eye, is the only place in the body that gives doctors a close-up view of blood vessels and nerves without having to cut the body open.
“This is why it’s so important to have regular eye exams after you turn 40,” explains Sandy T. Feldman, an ophthalmologist and the Medical Director of Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center in San Diego. “I urge all my patients to come in for a check-up every two to four years, depending on risk factors, and more frequently after age 60. If you wear contacts, you should get an annual exam regardless of your age.”
Dr. Feldman offers several clues that might alert your eye doctor to possible underlying medical problems:
About Sandy T. Feldman, MD
Sandy T. Feldman, MD is the Medical Director of Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center - voted best LASIK center in San Diego by CityBeat Magazine in 2013 - and has successfully performed more than 20,000 refractive procedures. Her numerous awards include “Top Doc San Diego” and the Goldline Award, an honor granted to only 10 laser eye care providers in the U.S. each year, and she has been profiled in Forbes, Newsweek, and other respected publications. Dr. Feldman is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Ophthalmic Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. For more information, please visit clearvieweyes.com.
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