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Is it Time for Your Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam?

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes annually is one of the most effective steps you can take to guarantee your eyesight remains in top form. During this session, your eye care professional examines your eyes, keeping an eye out for frequently occurring vision problems and eye diseases, several of which do not have early modes of detection.

The procedure will start with what's known as a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to determine how well you see at several different distances. The exterior of your eye also gets tested.

Once your tests are completed, your eye care professional may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination is extremely important, because it will tell your optometrist vital information about your eye health, as well as information regarding your general health. For example, it can reveal signs of diseases such as diabetes and also indicate high blood pressure.

Finally, you will be examined for signs of glaucoma. This is done by measuring your eye pressure, using a rapid puff of air aimed onto the eye.

Now is the time to care for your eyesight. Make your eye health a priority, and schedule a comprehensive appointment today.