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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? Having your eyes examined annually is one of the most important things you can do to guarantee your eyes remain strong and healthy. During the session, your optometrist checks your eyes to look for commonly occurring eye diseases and vision issues, several of which do not have early warning symptoms.

The session will begin with what's known as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to assess how good your sight is at various distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.

Once 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, as it will provide necessary information about your eye health, as well as information concerning your overall health. For instance, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also indicate abnormal blood pressure.

You will also be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by checking your eye pressure, using a rapid puff of air aimed straight onto your eye.

Anytime is the right time to take the extra measure for your eyes. Make your eye health come first, and call to schedule an appointment today.