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The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined annually is one of the best things you can do to guarantee your eyesight remains in top form. During the session, your optometrist examines your eyes, keeping an eye out for commonly occurring eye diseases and vision issues, some of which do not have early warning signs.

The session will begin with what's referred to as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to measure how your vision behaves at different distances. The outside of your eye also gets tested.

Once these tests are completed, your eye care professional may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This matters greatly, because it provides crucial information about the health of your eyes, as well as information about your overall health. To give an example, it can reveal signs of diseases such as diabetes and also indicate abnormal blood pressure.

You will also be screened for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by measuring your eye pressure, using a small puff of air aimed straight onto your eye.

Anytime is the right time to take the extra measure for your vision. Make your eye health come first, and book an eye exam today.