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Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

This month is Healthy Vision Month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested periodically is one of the best steps you can take to guarantee your vision remains strong and healthy. During your procedure, your eye care professional checks your eyes, looking for common eye diseases and vision issues, some of which do not have early warning symptoms.

The procedure commences with what's known as a visual acuity test, which uses an eye chart to measure how good your sight is at different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be properly examined.

Once these tests are finished, your eye care professional may examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam is extremely important, because it will tell your optometrist necessary information about the health of your eyes, as well as information concerning your overall health. For example, it can reveal signs of diabetes and also point to high blood pressure.

Next, you'll be examined for signs of glaucoma. Your optometrist will do this by checking the pressure in your eye, with a quick puff of air aimed straight onto your eye.

It's time to care for your eyes. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and book an examination today.

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