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

May is healthy vision month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined regularly is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your vision remains strong and healthy. During the session, your optometrist thoroughly examines your eyes to look for common eye diseases and vision issues, some of which do not have early warning symptoms.

Your examination starts with what's referred to as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to assess how your vision behaves at several different distances. The outside of your eye will also be properly examined.

After these tests are completed, your eye care professional may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination is extremely important, because it provides necessary information about the state of your eye health, as well as information regarding your general health. For example, it can show signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to unhealthy blood pressure.

Next, you'll be screened for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by determining the pressure in your eye, with a rapid puff of air aimed onto your eye.

It's time to take the extra measure for your eyesight. Commit to making your eye health a foremost concern, and call to schedule an eye exam today.