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The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined periodically is one of the most effective steps you can take to guarantee your eyes remain healthy. During the session, your eye care professional checks your eyes, looking for common vision problems and eye diseases, some of which have no early modes of detection.

The procedure commences with what's referred to as a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to measure how your vision behaves at various distances. The exterior of your eye will also be assessed.

When your tests are finished, your eye care professional may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination really matters, as it will provide crucial information about your eye health, as well as information concerning your overall health. For instance, it can show signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to high blood pressure.

Finally, you will be examined for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by measuring your eye pressure, with a rapid puff of air aimed straight onto your eye.

It's time to care for your eyes. Make your eye health a priority, and book an appointment today.