It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes regularly is one of the most important things you can do to guarantee your eyes remain strong and healthy. During the procedure, your eye care professional checks your eyes to look for frequently occurring vision problems and eye diseases, some of which do not have early warning signs.
The exam starts with what's known as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to assess how well you see at various distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.
After these tests have concluded, your optometrist may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination is very important, because it provides crucial information about your eye health, as well as information about your overall health. For example, it can show signs of diabetes and also indicate high blood pressure.
Finally, you will be checked for signs of glaucoma. This is done by measuring the pressure in your eye, with a rapid puff of air directed straight onto the eye.
It's time to protect your eyes. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and call to schedule an appointment today.