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The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested annually is one of the best things you can do to make sure your vision remains healthy. During this procedure, your optometrist checks your eyes, keeping an eye out for common vision problems and eye diseases, some of which lack early warning symptoms.

The procedure will begin with a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to assess how good your sight is at various distances. The exterior of your eye also gets tested.

After your tests have concluded, your optometrist may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam matters greatly, because it provides necessary information about the health of your eyes, as well as information about your general health. For example, it can show signs of diabetes and also indicate high blood pressure.

You will also be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by measuring the pressure in your eye, using a quick puff of air aimed onto your eye.

Anytime is the right time to care for your vision. Make your eye health a priority, and call to schedule an examination today.