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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 your last comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined annually is one of the most effective steps you can take to be sure that your vision remains in top form. During the procedure, your optometrist thoroughly examines your eyes, looking for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which do not have early modes of detection.

The session commences with what's referred to as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to determine how well you see at several different distances. The outside of your eye will also be assessed.

When these tests are finished, your eye care professional may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam matters greatly, as it will provide vital information about the state of your eye health, as well as information about your overall health. For example, it can reveal signs of diabetes and also point to unhealthy blood pressure.

You will also be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by checking your eye pressure, using a small puff of air directed straight onto the eye.

Anytime is the right time to protect your eyes. Commit to making your eye health come first, and book an appointment today.