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Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

May is healthy vision month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes regularly is one of the most effective steps you can take to be sure that your eyes remain in top form. During your session, your eye care professional examines your eyes, looking for frequently occurring vision problems and eye diseases, many of which lack early modes of detection.

Your examination will begin with what's referred to as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to assess how good your sight is at various distances. The exterior of your eye also gets tested.

When your tests are completed, your optometrist may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam matters greatly, because it provides vital information about your eye health, as well as information regarding your general health. To give an example, it can reveal signs of diabetes and also point to abnormal blood pressure.

You will also be screened for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by measuring the pressure in your eye, with a small puff of air aimed straight onto your eye.

Now is the time to take the extra measure for your eyesight. Commit to making your eye health a foremost concern, and remember to schedule an appointment today.

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