This year during Vision Health Month, we're trying to show how "it's all connected". Your eyes just don't stop at your face. They're connected to the rest of your body through blood vessels and nerves; the same blood vessels that help your heart, lungs, and other body parts. This is why diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes can be first detected through an eye exam. Dr MacInnis was able to provide some information in this article with the Cape Breton Star.