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

May is healthy vision month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Getting your eyes tested annually is one of the best things you can do to ensure your eyes remain strong and healthy. During this procedure, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes, making sure you're clear of common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which lack early modes of detection.

The session will start with a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to determine how good your sight is at several different distances. The outside of your eye also gets tested.

As soon as these tests are completed, your eye care professional may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This part of the exam is very important, as it will provide necessary information about your eye health, as well as information concerning your overall health. For instance, it can show warning signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to high blood pressure.

Finally, you will be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by determining the pressure in your eye, using a small puff of air directed onto your eye.

It's time to protect your vision. Commit to making your eye health a priority, and book an eye exam today.