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May is healthy vision month. When was the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined regularly is one of the most effective steps you can take to guarantee your eyes remain strong and healthy. During the procedure, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes, looking for commonly occurring eye diseases and vision issues, several of which lack early modes of detection.

The session will begin with what's referred to as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to assess how well you see at different distances. The exterior of your eye will also be assessed.

After your tests are finished, your optometrist may proceed to examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination matters greatly, because it provides necessary information about the state of your eye health, as well as information regarding your overall health. For instance, it can reveal signs of diseases such as diabetes and also point to unhealthy blood pressure.

You will also be screened for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by determining your eye pressure, using a small puff of air aimed onto the eye.

Now is the time to take the extra measure for your vision. Make your eye health a foremost concern, and remember to schedule an examination today.