High blood pressure (hypertension) can affect your entire body, especially your eyes. Damage typically starts with some changes to the blood vessels on the retina (back lining of the eye) that usually do not affect your vision, so you could have damage and not even know it. Some patients experience sudden significant retinal damage from the hypertension. These changes sometimes cause vision loss, but not always. If left untreated, they can lead to vision loss and other eye problems such as glaucoma. If you have high blood pressure, it is important to get a comprehensive eye examination at least once a year, and more so if you have any retinal damage. Contact us today, to request an appointment for a comprehensive retinal evaluation.