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Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes annually is one of the most effective steps you can take to guarantee your vision remains healthy. During the procedure, your optometrist checks your eyes, keeping an eye out for frequently occurring eye diseases and vision issues, many of which lack early warning signs.

The procedure starts with what's known as a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to assess how well you see at different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.

When these tests are completed, your eye care professional may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam is extremely important, because it will tell your optometrist necessary information about the state of your eye health, as well as information about your general health. To give an example, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also indicate unhealthy blood pressure.

Next, you'll be screened for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by checking your eye pressure, with a quick puff of air directed right onto the eye.

Now is the time to care for your eyes. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and call to schedule an appointment today.