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Your eyes are the window to your health

(NC) As the famous quote says, the eyes are the window to the soul; however they also offer a sneak peek into much more than that. Did you know that there are a number of health conditions that can actually be detected through the eyes?

In addition to eye-related conditions and diseases like glaucoma or macular degeneration, systemic diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, hypertension, thyroid disease, rosacea, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and even brain tumours can first be detected through a comprehensive eye exam by a Doctor of Optometry.

It's important for Ontarians to know that even if they have 20/20 vision, it does not necessarily mean that their eyes are healthy. Regular, comprehensive eye exams by a Doctor of Optometry can help ensure that vision problems and other health problems are identified early.

Doctors of Optometry are the only primary eye health and vision care providers for Ontarians. They offer a convenient one-stop destination for all things eye health related, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, health information and eyewear products.

The Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO) recommends adults aged 20 to 64 have a comprehensive eye exam with a Doctor of Optometry at least every two years.

For information about eye health or to find a local Doctor of Optometry, please visit

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