This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes regularly is one of the best steps you can take to ensure your eyesight remains in top form. During the session, your eye care professional examines your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, some of which lack early warning signs.
The exam will begin with what's referred to as a visual acuity test through the use of an eye chart to measure how good your sight is at different distances. The outside of your eye will also be assessed.
As soon as your tests have concluded, your eye care professional may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination is extremely important, because it will tell your optometrist necessary information about your eye health, as well as information concerning your overall health. To give an example, it can show signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to high 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, using a small puff of air directed straight onto your eye.
Now is the time to care for your vision. Commit to making your eye health a foremost concern, and remember to schedule an eye exam today.