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The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined regularly is one of the most important things you can do to guarantee your eyes remain strong and healthy. During the session, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes, making sure you're clear of common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which lack early warning symptoms.

The session commences with a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to assess how good your sight is at various distances. The outside of your eye will also be properly examined.

After your tests have concluded, your optometrist may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam matters greatly, because it will tell your optometrist necessary information about the health of your eyes, as well as information about your overall health. To give an example, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also point to unhealthy blood pressure.

Finally, you will be screened for signs of glaucoma. This is done by determining your eye pressure, using a rapid puff of air pointed straight onto the eye.

It's time to care for your eyesight. Make your eye health a foremost concern, and schedule a comprehensive appointment today.