This month is Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes periodically is one of the most important things you can do to be sure that your vision remains in top form. During the procedure, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes, making sure you're clear of frequently occurring eye diseases and vision issues, many of which do not have early warning signs.
Your examination will start with what's known as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to measure how your vision behaves at various distances. The outside of your eye also gets tested.
As soon as these tests are completed, your optometrist may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This is extremely important, as it will provide crucial information about the health of your eyes, as well as information about your general health. For instance, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also point to abnormal blood pressure.
You will also be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by determining the pressure in your eye, with a rapid puff of air aimed straight onto your eye.
Now is the time to take the extra measure for your eyes. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and remember to schedule an appointment today.