May is healthy vision month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined annually is one of the best things you can do to guarantee your eyes remain strong and healthy. During this session, your optometrist checks your eyes to look for commonly occurring vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning symptoms.
The procedure will start with a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to determine how your vision behaves at several different distances. The outside of your eye also gets tested.
After these tests have concluded, your eye care professional may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This is very important, as it will provide necessary information about the health of your eyes, as well as information regarding your general health. For instance, it can show signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to abnormal blood pressure.
Next, you'll be screened for signs of glaucoma. This is done by measuring your eye pressure, with a quick puff of air directed straight onto your eye.
Anytime is the right time to protect your vision. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and remember to schedule an appointment today.