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The Importance of a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Each May, eye care professionals throughout country participate in 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 eyesight remains healthy. During this session, your eye care professional thoroughly examines your eyes to look for commonly occurring vision problems and eye diseases, several of which do not have early warning symptoms.

The procedure starts with what's known as a visual acuity test, using an eye chart to measure how your vision behaves at various distances. The outside of your eye also gets tested.

After these tests are completed, our Fayetteville optometrist may go ahead and examine your retina using specialized diagnostic technology. This examination really matters, as it will provide crucial information about your eye health, as well as information about your general health. For example, it can show warning signs of diabetes and also indicate abnormal blood pressure.

Finally, you will be checked for signs of glaucoma. Your eye care professional will do this by checking your eye pressure, with a small puff of air aimed straight onto the eye.

Now is the time to protect your eyesight. Commit to making your eye health come first, and remember to schedule an eye exam today.