- Diabetes —Diabetic retinopathy is the damage that occurs in the eye’s retina as a result of long-term diabetes. It’s the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans(National Institute of Health).
- Thyroid disease— The eye muscles and fatty tissue behind the eye become inflamed with thyroid disease. This can cause the eyes to be pushed forward and the eyes and eyelids to become red and swollen.
- High cholesterol— Cholesterol can deposit around the eyes to form fatty, yellowish lumps which negatively impacts vision.
- High Blood Pressure — Hypertension can cause damage to the blood vessels in the retina and can worsen if your high blood pressure isn’t properly treated.
- Autoimmune disorders— Inflammation, dry eyes, or changes in the skin around the eyelids can be a sign of an autoimmune disorder like Lupus.
Comprehensive eye exams are recommended every one of two years, depending on your age, for optimum eye health and overall wellness. If you are in the market for vision insurance, consider the advantages to your overall health. Our ocular health insurance plans are sure to keep you covered so you can ensure that your eyes stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.