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Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested regularly is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your vision remains healthy. During the procedure, your eye care professional checks your eyes, making sure you're clear of commonly occurring eye diseases and vision issues, several of which lack early warning symptoms.

The exam will begin with a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to determine how your vision behaves at various distances. The outside of your eye also gets tested.

Once these tests are finished, your optometrist may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This is very important, as it will provide necessary information about the state of your eye health, as well as information regarding your overall health. For example, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also indicate high blood pressure.

You will also be checked for signs of glaucoma. This is done by checking your eye pressure, using a quick puff of air directed right onto the eye.

It's time to take the extra measure for your eyes. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and remember to schedule an eye exam today.