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The Key to Overall Good Health

POSTED ON February 20, 2012

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How can you make sure your overall health stays as good as it can be? The answer can be found at your local eye doctor. Your Indiana optometrist does more than simply check your vision; they can detect numerous systemic diseases, too. A recent study commissioned by VSP confirms the ability of an eye exam to detect chronic diseases that affect more than just your eyes. Dr. Tavel can find conditions such as hypertension, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, cancer and multiple sclerosis by ...

How can you make sure your overall health stays as good as it can be? The answer can be found at your local eye doctor.

Your Indiana optometrist does more than simply check your vision; they can detect numerous systemic diseases, too.

A recent study commissioned by VSP confirms the ability of an eye exam to detect chronic diseases that affect more than just your eyes. Dr. Tavel can find conditions such as hypertension, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, cancer and multiple sclerosis by looking in your eyes.

The biggest advantage of an eye exam is that it’s non invasive. You may put off a visit to your physician, but many people tend to visit the eye doctor regularly. Eye exams are generally pleasant and typically don’t require much more than an hour.

Eye exams not only protect your health, but they save you money! According to the study, eye care providers often detect signs of chronic diseases up to 65% sooner than other healthcare providers. The 212,000 VSP users who participated in the study saw fewer health plan costs, fewer lost-time costs and had a lower rate of emergency room visits.

The eye is the only part of the body where a doctor can see nerves and blood vessels without having to cut you open. An eye exam is an easy way to help detect systemic diseases. Schedule yours today!

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