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How Do I Know When I Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes periodically is one of the best steps you can take to guarantee your eyesight remains healthy. During your session, your optometrist checks your eyes to look for commonly occurring vision problems and eye diseases, many of which lack early warning symptoms.

The exam will start with a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to assess how your vision behaves at several different distances. The outside of your eye also gets tested.

When these tests have concluded, your optometrist may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination matters greatly, because it provides 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 point to abnormal blood pressure.

Finally, you will be checked for signs of glaucoma. This is done by checking the pressure in your eye, with a quick puff of air aimed right onto the eye.

Anytime is the right time to take the extra measure for your eyes. Commit to making your eye health a foremost concern, and schedule a comprehensive examination today.