Dr Denis Humphreys a national player in Healthy Vision Month!

Dr Denis Humphreys a national player in Healthy Vision Month!

*Exerpt from Cigna Newsroom*  Listen to Dr. Denis Humphreys' podcast!!

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., May 14, 2013 - Cigna (NYSE: CI) and the National Eye Institute (NEI) are celebrating Healthy Vision Month with a new and informativepodcast to help individuals understand how fundamental healthy vision is to their overall health. Dr. Rachael Bishop, NEI's chief of consult services, and Dr. Denis Humphreys, acting optometry director for Cigna, discuss the ability to detect and treat disease in early stages, the ability to monitor disease and how a dilated eye exam should be part of an individual’s yearly plan to good health.

“To bring attention to the importance of early detection and treatment, Cigna is helping the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, celebrateHealthy Vision Month,” said Bishop. “Together, the two organizations created an educational podcast to inform listeners about the importance of vision care and how a thorough exam can be an early detection to overall health issues.”

The podcast informs listeners on the basics of a dilated eye exam and how having one can indicate the presence of serious health conditions, such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes. It also addresses external eye care, such as eye protection, and how good nutrition contributes to healthy vision.

“It’s critical for individuals to understand that an eye doctor can actually look into their eye and see the state of their health as it relates to certain diseases,” said Cigna's Dr. Denis Humphreys. “Then, the eye care physician can communicate changes to the patient’s primary care physician or specialist and together, as a team, coordinate better treatment and control of a disease.”

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