May is healthy vision month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes periodically is one of the best things you can do to ensure your eyesight remains healthy. During the procedure, your optometrist checks your eyes, looking for commonly occurring vision problems and eye diseases, several of which have no early warning signs.
Your examination will begin with what's known as a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to assess how well you see at different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.
After these tests are finished, your eye care professional may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This really matters, as it will provide crucial information about your eye health, as well as information about your overall health. For example, it can show warning signs of diseases such as diabetes and also indicate high blood pressure.
Next, you'll be screened for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by determining the pressure in your eye, using a rapid puff of air directed onto the eye.
Now is the time to take the extra measure for your eyes. Make your eye health come first, and book an appointment today.