Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the best things you can do to make sure your vision remains healthy. During your procedure, your optometrist examines your eyes, looking for common eye diseases and vision issues, several of which have no early warning signs.
The session will begin with what's known as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to measure how well you see at various distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.
After these tests are finished, your optometrist may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam is extremely important, because it provides necessary information about your eye health, as well as information about your overall health. For instance, it can reveal signs of diseases such as diabetes and also indicate abnormal blood pressure.
Finally, you will be examined for signs of glaucoma. This is done by determining the pressure in your eye, with a small puff of air directed onto the eye.
It's time to protect your eyesight. Make your eye health come first, and schedule a comprehensive appointment today.