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The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined regularly is one of the best things you can do to guarantee your vision remains healthy. During the procedure, your eye care professional checks your eyes, looking for frequently occurring vision problems and eye diseases, several of which have no early warning symptoms.

The procedure starts with a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to determine how good your sight is at various distances. The exterior 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 really matters, because it will tell your optometrist necessary information about the health of your eyes, as well as information about your overall health. To give an example, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also indicate abnormal blood pressure.

You will also be examined for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by checking the pressure in your eye, using a small puff of air pointed onto your eye.

Anytime is the right time to care for your eyes. Make your eye health a priority, and book an examination today.

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