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 regularly is one of the best steps you can take to make sure your eyes remain healthy. During this session, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes, keeping an eye out for frequently occurring eye diseases and vision issues, some of which lack early warning symptoms.
The session starts with what's known as a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to assess how your vision behaves at several different distances. The outside of your eye also gets tested.
When your tests are finished, your optometrist may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This really matters, as it will provide necessary information about the state of your eye health, as well as information about your overall health. To give an example, it can show signs of diabetes and also indicate high blood pressure.
Finally, you will be screened for signs of glaucoma. This is done by measuring the pressure in your eye, with a rapid puff of air aimed right onto the eye.
Now is the time to take the extra measure for your eyes. Commit to making your eye health come first, and call to schedule an eye exam today.