This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined regularly is one of the most important things you can do to be sure that your vision remains in top form. During the session, your optometrist examines your eyes, making sure you're clear of common eye diseases and vision issues, several of which lack early warning signs.
The exam starts with what's referred to as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to assess how well you see at several different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.
After these tests are finished, your eye care professional may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This is extremely important, as it will provide necessary information about the state of your eye health, as well as information concerning your general health. For example, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also indicate unhealthy blood pressure.
You will also be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by measuring the pressure in your eye, with a rapid puff of air directed onto the eye.
Anytime is the right time to care for your eyesight. Make your eye health a foremost concern, and remember to schedule an appointment today.