It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the best things you can do to be sure that your vision remains in top form. During the session, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes, keeping an eye out for commonly occurring eye diseases and vision issues, some of which do not have early modes of detection.
Your examination will begin with what's known as a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to measure how good your sight is at different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be assessed.
As soon as these tests are completed, your eye care professional may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination really matters, because it provides necessary information about the health of your eyes, as well as information regarding your general health. For instance, it can show signs of diabetes and also point to high blood pressure.
You will also be examined for signs of glaucoma. This is done by checking the pressure in your eye, using a quick puff of air pointed onto the eye.
Now is the time to care for your eyes. Commit to making your eye health come first, and schedule a comprehensive appointment today.