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When Did You Last Have a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

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 most important things you can do to ensure your eyes remain healthy. During the procedure, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes, making sure you're clear of common vision problems and eye diseases, some of which lack early warning symptoms.

The procedure will begin with a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to assess how your vision behaves at several different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.

When your tests are finished, your eye care professional may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This really matters, because it will tell your optometrist crucial information about the state of your eye health, as well as information about your general health. To give an example, it can show warning signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to abnormal blood pressure.

Finally, you will be screened for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by determining the pressure in your eye, using a small puff of air directed onto your eye.

It's time to care for your eyes. Make your eye health come first, and remember to schedule an appointment today.