This month is Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested regularly is one of the most effective steps you can take to guarantee your vision remains healthy. During your procedure, your eye care professional checks your eyes, making sure you're clear of frequently occurring eye diseases and vision issues, some of which do not have early warning symptoms.
Your examination will begin with what's known as a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to assess how your vision behaves at several different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be assessed.
When these tests are completed, your eye care professional may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam really matters, because it will tell your optometrist necessary information about your eye health, as well as information regarding your overall health. For instance, it can show warning signs of diseases such as diabetes and also indicate unhealthy blood pressure.
Finally, you will be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by determining the pressure in your eye, with a small puff of air aimed straight onto the 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.