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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 was your last comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes regularly is one of the most important things you can do to guarantee your vision remains strong and healthy. During this session, your optometrist examines your eyes to look for frequently occurring vision problems and eye diseases, several of which lack early warning signs.

The exam will begin with a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to determine how your vision behaves at various distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.

Once your tests have concluded, your optometrist may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination matters greatly, because it provides crucial information about your eye health, as well as information regarding your overall health. For instance, it can reveal signs of diabetes and also indicate abnormal blood pressure.

Next, you'll be screened for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by determining the pressure in your eye, with a rapid puff of air aimed right onto your eye.

Anytime is the right time to care for your eyes. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and book an examination today.