It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined periodically is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your eyesight remains in top form. During the procedure, your eye care professional checks your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning signs.
Your examination commences with what's referred to as a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to determine how good your sight is at different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.
When these tests are completed, your eye care professional may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This is very important, because it provides crucial information about the state of your eye health, as well as information regarding your general health. For example, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also point to high blood pressure.
Finally, you will be examined for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by measuring the pressure in your eye, with a quick puff of air directed right onto your eye.
Now is the time to take the extra measure for your eyesight. Commit to making your eye health a foremost concern, and call to schedule an appointment today.