It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested annually is one of the most important things you can do to guarantee your eyes remain strong and healthy. During your procedure, your eye care professional examines your eyes, looking for frequently occurring vision problems and eye diseases, some of which have no early warning signs.
The exam will start with what's known as a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to assess how your vision behaves at various distances. The outside of your eye will also be properly examined.
Once your tests are finished, your optometrist may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This really matters, because it will tell your optometrist vital information about the health of your eyes, as well as information about your general health. To give an example, it can show warning signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to high blood pressure.
You will also be screened for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by determining the pressure in your eye, using a small puff of air directed straight onto the eye.
Anytime is the right time to protect your vision. Make your eye health a priority, and remember to schedule an appointment today.