This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested annually is one of the best steps you can take to ensure your eyesight remains healthy. During the session, your optometrist thoroughly examines your eyes, looking for common eye diseases and vision issues, several of which lack early warning signs.
The exam will start 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 exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.
When these tests have concluded, your optometrist may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination is extremely important, because it provides vital information about the health of your eyes, as well as information concerning your general health. To give an example, it can reveal signs of diseases such as diabetes and also indicate high blood pressure.
You will also be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by determining your eye pressure, with a small puff of air directed straight onto your eye.
It's time to protect your eyes. Commit to making your eye health come first, and schedule a comprehensive appointment today.