May is healthy vision month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested regularly is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your eyesight remains strong and healthy. During the session, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, several of which have no early warning signs.
The session starts with a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to determine how your vision behaves at several different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be assessed.
As soon as these tests have concluded, your eye care professional may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This really matters, because it provides vital information about the state of your eye health, as well as information concerning your general health. To give an example, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also indicate high blood pressure.
You will also be screened for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by measuring the pressure in your eye, with a quick puff of air pointed right onto the eye.
Anytime is the right time to protect your eyesight. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and remember to schedule an examination today.