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The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

May is healthy vision month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the most effective steps you can take to make sure your eyes remain in top form. During this procedure, your optometrist examines your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, several of which have no early warning signs.

The session starts with what's referred to as a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to determine how your vision behaves at various 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, as it will provide crucial information about your eye health, as well as information about your general health. To give an example, it can reveal signs of diseases such as diabetes and also indicate unhealthy blood pressure.

You will also be examined for signs of glaucoma. This is done by measuring your eye pressure, using a rapid puff of air directed onto the eye.

Now is the time to take the extra measure for your vision. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and remember to schedule an examination today.