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How Do I Know When I Need a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When did you last have a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined annually is one of the best steps you can take to guarantee your eyes remain healthy. During the procedure, your eye care professional checks your eyes, making sure you're clear of commonly occurring vision problems and eye diseases, several of which lack early warning signs.

The exam will start with what's known as a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to assess how well you see at various distances. The outside of your eye will also be properly examined.

When your tests have concluded, your eye care professional may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination matters greatly, because it provides necessary information about the health of your eyes, as well as information about your overall health. To give an example, it can show signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to unhealthy blood pressure.

Finally, you will be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by measuring your eye pressure, using a small puff of air directed right onto your eye.

Now is the time to protect your eyesight. Commit to making your eye health come first, and schedule a comprehensive examination today.

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