Diabetes and Hypertension Monitoring

These conditions can affect eyes since they target small blood vessels circulation around the body, and eyes are not excluded from that.

Especially when the disease has been present for long time, and even more when is not well controlled over time, chances of complications are higher. The optometrist can detect changes due to diabetes or high blood pressure during an eye exam. That is why it is crucial to perform regular exams to rule out any issues related to diabetes or high blood pressure, or even less common general conditions that can show signs in the back of the eyes.