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How Do I Know When I Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

May is healthy vision month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your eyes remain healthy. During the session, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes, making sure you're clear of common eye diseases and vision issues, some of which do not have early modes of detection.

Your examination commences with what's known as a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to measure how good your sight is at various distances. The outside of your eye will also be assessed.

When these tests are finished, your eye care professional may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This is very important, because it will tell your optometrist crucial information about the state of your eye health, as well as information concerning your general health. For instance, it can show signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to abnormal blood pressure.

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

Anytime is the right time to protect your eyesight. Commit to making your eye health come first, and remember to schedule an appointment today.