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The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined regularly is one of the best things you can do to guarantee your vision remains strong and healthy. During the session, your optometrist thoroughly examines your eyes, keeping an eye out for commonly occurring eye diseases and vision issues, many of which lack early modes of detection.

The procedure starts with what's known as a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to measure how good your sight is at different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be assessed.

As soon as your tests are completed, your eye care professional may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam is very important, because it will tell your optometrist vital information about the health of your eyes, as well as information about your general health. For instance, it can reveal signs of diabetes and also point to high blood pressure.

You will also be checked for signs of glaucoma. This is done by measuring the pressure in your eye, with a rapid puff of air pointed onto the eye.

Anytime is the right time to take the extra measure for your eyesight. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and call to schedule an examination today.