Can routine eye exams detect Alzheimer's disease??
Scientists at CSIRO are currently working on an eye test that can detect Alzheimer's 17 years sooner than currently possible. Currently, people with Alzheimer's are diagnosed after symptoms begin. We can not see Alzheimer's (yet) but one day we will be able to, as explained in this YouTube video.
However, during a comprehensive eye exam, an optometrist can potentially catch many diseases with dilation such as diabetes, tomours, and other infectious diseases. Routine eye exams often end in good news but are becoming more and more important each day. It is an exciting time and early detection is always a good thing with any medical issue.