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

It's May, and that means that it's Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested regularly is one of the most effective steps you can take to make sure your eyes remain healthy. During this procedure, your optometrist checks your eyes, keeping an eye out for common vision problems and eye diseases, several of which do not have early warning signs.

Your examination will begin with a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to assess how good your sight is at various distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.

When these tests are completed, your optometrist may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination is extremely important, as it will provide necessary information about the state of your eye health, as well as information about your overall health. For instance, it can reveal signs of diabetes and also indicate high blood pressure.

Next, you'll be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by checking your eye pressure, using a rapid puff of air aimed right onto the eye.

Anytime is the right time to care for your eyes. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and schedule a comprehensive examination today.