May is healthy vision month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined periodically is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your vision remains in top form. During the procedure, your optometrist examines your eyes to look for frequently occurring vision problems and eye diseases, several of which lack early modes of detection.
Your examination commences with a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to measure how well you see at various distances. The outside of your eye also gets tested.
Once these tests are completed, your eye care professional may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This really matters, as it will provide vital information about your eye health, as well as information concerning your general health. For example, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also indicate unhealthy blood pressure.
Finally, you will be screened for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by measuring your eye pressure, with a small puff of air directed straight onto the eye.
Anytime is the right time to take the extra measure for your eyesight. Make your eye health a foremost concern, and book an eye exam today.