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The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in Healthy Vision Month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Checking your eyes periodically is one of the most effective steps you can take to be sure that your eyesight remains healthy. During the procedure, your optometrist thoroughly examines your eyes, looking for frequently occurring vision problems and eye diseases, several of which lack early modes of detection.

The exam will start with a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to determine how good your sight is at several different distances. The outside of your eye will also be properly examined.

Once your tests have concluded, your eye care professional may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam is extremely important, as it will provide crucial information about the health of your eyes, as well as information concerning your general health. For example, it can show warning signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to high blood pressure.

Finally, you will be examined for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by measuring the pressure in your eye, with a rapid puff of air aimed straight onto the eye.

It's time to protect your vision. Commit to making your eye health come first, and remember to schedule an examination today.

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