According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 800,000 American deaths per year. Many of these would be preventable with early detection. One component of early detection is an eye examination.
There’s no question annual eye exams are critical for vision and eye health, but their benefits go well beyond ocular health. A routine exam is not only an “early detection” strategy for eye health, but heart health as well.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the leading causes of vision impairment and blindness in the United States are directly due to age-related eye diseases, namely cataracts and macular degeneration.