This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes annually is one of the most effective steps you can take to ensure your vision remains healthy. During this procedure, your eye care professional checks your eyes to look for common eye diseases and vision issues, many of which lack early warning symptoms.
Your examination will start with what's referred to as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to measure how well you see at several different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be assessed.
Once these tests have concluded, your optometrist may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam matters greatly, because it will tell your optometrist crucial information about the health of your eyes, as well as information concerning your general health. To give an example, it can show signs of diseases such as diabetes and also indicate unhealthy blood pressure.
Finally, you will be examined for signs of glaucoma. This is done by measuring your eye pressure, with a quick puff of air pointed straight onto the eye.
Anytime is the right time to protect your eyesight. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and schedule a comprehensive examination today.