Get An Eye Disease Screening at 40

It should be emphasized that it is very important to schedule a screening eye exam by an ophthalmologist when you reach 40 years of age. This serves not only as a baseline for future evaluations but also to detect any early signs of disease which might be present such as glaucoma. diabetes, hypertension and even cataract. The increasing risk of developing cataract changes starts at about 40 even though it is thought of more as a malady of seniors. And glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stage so one is not aware of having it.. Systemic disease such as diabetes and high blood pressure might be suggested on retinal exam.

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