Health apps aren’t a replacement for going to the doctor’s
By: Stuart Price
With each passing day, there’s more and more health related apps available on cell phones. Some even claim to help diagnose eye problems. So is there still a need to go see an eye care professional?
A host of apps are available that deal with detecting some eye problems such as color blindness. Yes, most are developed by real eye doctors. And they can be useful in regions where doctors are few and far between. But Dr. Kevin Gardner says they are not meant to replace going to the eye doctor.
“And we check for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, among other things that can cause vision loss and blurry vision. Diabetes, hypertension, those are the top two ones, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and tick borne illnesses.” says Dr. Kevin Gardner with 4-States Vision Express.
Source: Four States Home Page