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A sick eye could mean a sick brain, Wilcox says

In Alzheimer’s disease, early detection can go a long way in giving a patient a higher chance to respond to treatment. Dr. Peter Wilcox, operator of Wilcox Eye in Hayes, said he believes his approach of medical devices and eastern medicine can aid in the early detection of Alzheimer’s and an increase in quality of life for patients.

Wilcox has been in practice for 30 years, since 1990 when he joined his father in practice. Wilcox’s father worked on the Skylab project and was an early proponent of progressive lenses, instilling in Wilcox’s “thinking, you know, how do you make things better.”

The optometrist looks both in and outside the U.S. to find technology and techniques for his patients. “We have great health care,” he said, “but we also have these barriers to bringing on things that are practiced, vetted, and true outside of the United States.” These include “use of light, far red and near infrared, pulsed electro...

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