We are doing our best to keep our office as clean and safe as it can be during this pandemic. The real issue is making sure patients are healthy and they are seeing their best. If you have any changes or problems, then it is critical to make sure the situation is properly triaged and managed before vision is permanently lost. As long as you feel comfortable and safe, the time to schedule your exam is now.
When considering the overall health of the body, the eyes can show an eye doctor if there may be other problems going on in the body. For adults, we are mostly talking about diabetes and high blood pressure, but it is estimated that over 250 diseases can be diagnosed via the eyes. We tend to ignore the health of the eyes even though they are so very important to each and every one of us. Just ask someone who has lost vision and you will get the truly best answer to this question.