When Did You Last Have a Comprehensive Eye Exam?
This month is Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the most effective steps you can take to ensure your eyesight remains healthy. During this session, your optometrist checks your eyes, keeping an eye out for frequently occurring vision problems and eye diseases, some of which do not have early warning symptoms.
The exam starts with a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to determine how well you see at different distances. The outside of your eye will also be properly examined.
As soon as these tests have concluded, your optometrist may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination is extremely important, as it will provide necessary information about your eye health, as well as information regarding your overall health. For example, it can show signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to high blood pressure.
Next, you'll be screened for signs of glaucoma. This is done by measuring your eye pressure, using a rapid puff of air pointed straight onto the eye.
Anytime is the right time to care for your eyes. Make your eye health a foremost concern, and book an appointment today.