Are you aware that your eyes reveal insights regarding your overall health? In fact, your eyes can provide early detection for many different diseases that can affect more than just your vision! That's why Dr. Gardner routinely perform tests that look for signs and symptoms of many different diseases, not just eye diseases, during your regularly scheduled eye health evaluation.
Illnesses that may be discovered early on through signs in your eyes include high blood pressure, diabetes, and even vascular disease. Dr. Gardner feels it's important to review your family history, then monitor and watch for signs of possibly inherited diseases or illnesses.
During your routine eye health evaluation Dr. Gardner will check for glaucoma, a disease where high levels of pressure inside your eye are present when your eyes fail to regulate internal pressure. Early detection of glaucoma is crucial to prevent the loss of sight. She will also look for cataracts, where the internal lens of your eye becomes cloudy, and will also monitor closely the health of all components of your eyes. For detection of these and many other conditions, Dr. Gardner has the latest in technology to assist her.