Most people think of having their eyes checked when they experience blurry vision or want to purchase new eyeglasses or contact lenses.
You may not be aware of the many systemic diseases of the body that can be diagnosed from an eye exam. A dilated eye exam allows your eye doctor to look in the back of the eye at the blood vessels and retina to uncover signs of systemic diseases. Even if you are still seeing well, it is still important to have your eyes checked annually to make sure they are healthy.
Here are 10 systemic diseases that can be diagnosed by your doctor by looking at your eyes: