August is National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month

You may think to yourself "I can see just fine", but an eye exam is so much more. That's why August is National Eye Exam Month. So just what does an eye exam entail and how can it help?

According to The Mayo Clinic:

An eye exam usually involves these steps:

  • You'll be asked about your medical history and any vision problems you might be experiencing.
  • Your eye doctor measures your visual acuity to see if you need glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision.
  • You'll be given numbing drops in your eyes. Then your doctor measures your eye pressure.
  • Your eye doctor checks the health of your eyes, possibly using several lights to evaluate the front of the eye and inside of each eye. To make it easier for your doctor to examine the inside of your eye, he or she will likely dilate your eyes with eyedrops.
  • Your eye doctor discusses what he or she found during the exam and answers questions you have about your eyes.

These tests provide an overall picture of the health of your eyes and that's why you shouldn't delay in scheduling your eye exam. Once you're done, come back to check out our stylish and fun reading glasses here