This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested regularly is one of the most important things you can do to be sure that your eyesight remains strong and healthy. During this session, your optometrist thoroughly examines your eyes, looking for frequently occurring eye diseases and vision issues, many of which lack early warning signs.
The procedure commences with what's known as a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to assess how well you see at several different distances. The outside of your eye will also be assessed.
When these tests are completed, your optometrist may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination is very important, because it will tell your optometrist necessary information about the state of your eye health, as well as information about 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 eye care professional will do this by measuring your eye pressure, with a rapid puff of air aimed right onto the eye.
Anytime is the right time to care for your eyesight. Make your eye health come first, and schedule a comprehensive examination today.