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Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested annually is one of the most important things you can do to guarantee your eyes remain healthy. During your procedure, your eye care professional examines your eyes, looking for frequently occurring vision problems and eye diseases, several of which have no early warning signs.

The procedure starts with what's known as a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to measure how your vision behaves at various distances. The outside of your eye will also be assessed.

When these tests are finished, your optometrist may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam really matters, as it will provide crucial information about the health of your eyes, as well as information regarding your general health. For instance, it can reveal signs of diseases such as diabetes and also indicate unhealthy blood pressure.

You will also be examined for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by checking the pressure in your eye, using a small puff of air directed onto your eye.

Now is the time to take the extra measure for your vision. Make your eye health a priority, and call to schedule an appointment today.