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Is it Time for Your Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes regularly is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your eyesight remains healthy. During the procedure, your optometrist thoroughly examines your eyes, looking for common vision problems and eye diseases, several of which lack early modes of detection.

The procedure will begin with what's known as a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to measure how well you see at several different distances. The exterior of your eye also gets tested.

When your tests are finished, your eye care professional may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination is very important, because it provides crucial information about your eye health, as well as information concerning your general health. For example, it can reveal signs of diabetes and also point to high blood pressure.

Next, you'll be examined for signs of glaucoma. This is done by checking your eye pressure, using a small puff of air aimed straight onto the eye.

Now is the time to protect your eyesight. Commit to making your eye health a foremost concern, and schedule a comprehensive appointment today.