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Eye Exam Can Be a Window to Disease Detection

03/24/17

  07:41:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 241 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Research, Vision

Eye Exam Can Be a Window to Disease Detection

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Poets and singers like to expound upon things we can see in other people's eyes... love, hurt, the world, and so on. To that list we may soon add "poor leg circulation."

According to HealthDay News, researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore said changes in the eye's retina may help spot people at risk for a narrowing of the large blood vessels in the legs – a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD). While PAD can be difficult to diagnose, the research suggests that someday it could be spotted through a routine vision examination.

Already, doctors can detect early signs of such chronic conditions as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes simply by checking their patients' eyes. When you put that on top of such basic considerations as vision correction, you get a pretty good idea of just how valuable a vision benefits program like MedBen VisionPlus can be.

With VisionPlus, businesses can offer vision coverage that promotes the importance of annual eye exams and early detection and treatment of visual impairments. Employers have the freedom to determine copayment levels and the frequency of covered exams and materials. You can put together the plan that best meets your employees’ needs, while adding an attractive incentive to prospective employees.

Good vision coverage goes beyond what you can see with your own eyes. Learn more about the MedBen VisionPlus advantage by contacting Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com.

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