It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the best things you can do to guarantee your eyesight remains strong and healthy. During your procedure, your optometrist examines your eyes, keeping an eye out for commonly occurring eye diseases and vision issues, some of which have no early warning symptoms.
The procedure will start with a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to assess how your vision behaves at various distances. The outside of your eye will also be assessed.
Once your tests are finished, your optometrist may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination really matters, because it provides necessary information about your eye health, as well as information regarding your overall health. To give an example, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also indicate high blood pressure.
You will also be examined for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by measuring your eye pressure, using a small puff of air aimed right onto the eye.
It's time to protect your eyes. Commit to making your eye health a foremost concern, and call to schedule an examination today.