Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined annually is one of the best things you can do to be sure that your eyesight remains strong and healthy. During the session, your optometrist thoroughly examines your eyes, keeping an eye out for frequently occurring eye diseases and vision issues, several of which lack early modes of detection.
The procedure commences with what's known as a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to assess how good your sight is at 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 matters greatly, because it provides vital information about your eye health, as well as information regarding your general health. For instance, it can show warning signs of diseases such as diabetes and also indicate abnormal blood pressure.
You will also be screened for signs of glaucoma. This is done by measuring your eye pressure, with a quick puff of air directed straight onto the eye.
Now is the time to protect your vision. Commit to making your eye health come first, and schedule a comprehensive eye exam today.