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The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

May is 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 make sure your eyesight remains in top form. During your procedure, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes, looking for common eye diseases and vision issues, several of which have no early modes of detection.

The procedure will begin with a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to measure how your vision behaves at several different distances. The exterior of your eye also gets tested.

Once these tests are finished, your optometrist may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam really matters, because it provides vital information about the state of your eye health, as well as information about your overall health. For example, it can show signs of diabetes and also indicate abnormal blood pressure.

Next, you'll be checked for signs of glaucoma. This is done by checking the pressure in your eye, with a small puff of air directed onto the eye.

It's time to care for your eyesight. Commit to making your eye health come first, and call to schedule an eye exam today.