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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? Checking your eyes periodically is one of the most effective steps you can take to guarantee your eyesight remains strong and healthy. During the session, your eye care professional examines your eyes, making sure you're clear of frequently occurring eye diseases and vision issues, some of which do not have early modes of detection.

Your examination will begin with what's known as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to determine how good your sight is at several different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.

After your tests have concluded, your eye care professional may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This is very important, because it will tell your optometrist necessary information about the health of your eyes, as well as information concerning your general health. For instance, it can show signs of diabetes and also indicate abnormal blood pressure.

Finally, you will be screened for signs of glaucoma. This is done by determining the pressure in your eye, using a quick puff of air directed straight onto your eye.

Anytime is the right time to care for your eyes. Make your eye health come first, and book an appointment today.