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How Do I Know When I Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes regularly is one of the best things you can do to ensure your eyes remain healthy. During your procedure, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes, keeping an eye out for frequently occurring eye diseases and vision issues, several of which lack early warning signs.

Your examination will start with what's known as a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to determine how good your sight is at various distances. The outside of your eye will also be properly examined.

After your tests are finished, your optometrist may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This matters greatly, as it will provide crucial information about the health of your eyes, as well as information about your general health. For example, it can show signs of diabetes and also indicate unhealthy blood pressure.

You will also be checked for signs of glaucoma. This is done by measuring your eye pressure, with a quick puff of air aimed straight onto the eye.

Now is the time to take the extra measure for your eyesight. Commit to making your eye health come first, and schedule a comprehensive examination today.