Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your eyes remain healthy. During this session, your optometrist thoroughly examines your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, several of which have no early warning symptoms.
Your examination commences with a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to assess how your vision behaves at different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.
When your tests have concluded, your optometrist may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination is extremely important, as it will provide vital information about your eye health, as well as information concerning your general health. For example, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also point to unhealthy blood pressure.
You will also be examined for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by measuring your eye pressure, using a small puff of air aimed right onto your eye.
It's time to care for your eyes. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and schedule a comprehensive examination today.