This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined regularly is one of the most effective steps you can take to make sure your eyes remain healthy. During this session, your optometrist checks your eyes, keeping an eye out for commonly occurring eye diseases and vision issues, several of which do not have early warning signs.
The exam commences with what's known as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to determine how well you see at different distances. The outside of your eye also gets tested.
Once these tests have concluded, your eye care professional may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam is very important, as it will provide vital information about your eye health, as well as information regarding your overall health. To give an example, it can show signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to unhealthy blood pressure.
You will also be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by checking the pressure in your eye, using a rapid puff of air directed onto your eye.
Anytime is the right time to care for your vision. Make your eye health a foremost concern, and book an eye exam today.