It's May, and that means that it's 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 be sure that your eyes remain healthy. During the session, your optometrist thoroughly examines your eyes, keeping an eye out for frequently occurring eye diseases and vision issues, several of which lack early warning signs.
The exam will begin with what's referred to 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.
Once your tests are completed, your optometrist may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam really matters, because it will tell your optometrist crucial information about the state of your eye health, as well as information regarding your general health. For instance, it can reveal signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to high blood pressure.
Next, you'll be examined for signs of glaucoma. This is done by checking your eye pressure, using a quick puff of air directed onto the eye.
Anytime is the right time to care for your vision. Commit to making your eye health come first, and call to schedule an appointment today.