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The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested regularly is one of the best things you can do to guarantee your vision remains healthy. During your session, your eye care professional checks your eyes, keeping an eye out for frequently occurring vision problems and eye diseases, several of which do not have early modes of detection.

The exam commences with what's known as a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to assess how your vision behaves at various distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.

After your tests are finished, your eye care professional may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam is extremely important, because it provides crucial information about the health of your eyes, as well as information regarding your overall health. For example, it can reveal signs of diseases such as diabetes and also indicate abnormal blood pressure.

Finally, you will be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by checking the pressure in your eye, using a quick puff of air aimed onto the eye.

Now is the time to protect your eyes. Make your eye health a priority, and call to schedule an eye exam today.