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 effective steps you can take to make sure your eyesight remains strong and healthy. During your session, your optometrist examines your eyes, making sure you're clear of common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which do not have early warning symptoms.
The exam will begin with a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to measure how good your sight is at several different distances. The exterior of your eye also gets tested.
Once these tests are finished, your eye care professional may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam is extremely important, because it provides crucial information about your eye health, as well as information concerning your general health. For example, it can reveal signs of diabetes and also indicate unhealthy blood pressure.
Finally, you will be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by determining the pressure in your eye, with a rapid puff of air directed straight onto the eye.
It's time to take the extra measure for your vision. Commit to making your eye health come first, and schedule a comprehensive examination today.