May is healthy vision month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the best steps you can take to ensure your eyesight remains strong and healthy. During the session, your optometrist examines your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, some of which have no early warning symptoms.
The exam commences with a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to assess how well you see at different distances. The outside of your eye will also be assessed.
As soon as your tests are finished, your eye care professional may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination is extremely important, because it provides crucial information about the health of your eyes, as well as information concerning your overall health. To give an example, it can show signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to unhealthy blood pressure.
Finally, you will be checked for signs of glaucoma. This is done by measuring the pressure in your eye, with a quick puff of air pointed onto your eye.
It's time to take the extra measure for your vision. Commit to making your eye health a foremost concern, and call to schedule an eye exam today.