May is healthy vision month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined annually is one of the best steps you can take to make sure your eyes remain in top form. During this session, your optometrist checks your eyes, making sure you're clear of common vision problems and eye diseases, some of which lack early warning signs.
Your examination will start with what's known as a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to measure how your vision behaves at several different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be assessed.
After these tests have concluded, your optometrist may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam really matters, because it will tell your optometrist vital information about the state of your eye health, as well as information regarding your overall health. For instance, it can show signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to high blood pressure.
Next, you'll be checked for signs of glaucoma. This is done by measuring the pressure in your eye, with a quick puff of air pointed straight onto your eye.
It's time to care for your eyes. Make your eye health a foremost concern, and call to schedule an examination today.