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Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

May is healthy vision month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined regularly is one of the best steps you can take to guarantee your eyes remain healthy. During your session, your eye care professional checks your eyes, keeping an eye out for commonly occurring vision problems and eye diseases, many of which do not have early modes of detection.

The session starts with what's known as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to determine how well you see at several different distances. The outside of your eye will also be properly examined.

After your tests have concluded, your optometrist may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination is extremely important, because it provides crucial information about the health of your eyes, as well as information about your overall health. For example, it can reveal signs of diabetes and also point to abnormal blood pressure.

You will also be checked for signs of glaucoma. This is done by checking your eye pressure, using a small puff of air directed right onto your eye.

Anytime is the right time to take the extra measure for your vision. Make your eye health come first, and remember to schedule an examination today.