Welcome. My name is Ariana and I work as a medical assistant at an army base. My main job is to make sure that there are no hidden health risks for our seemingly fit army personnel. One of the biggest issues I uncover is eyesight problems. I have discovered that a lot of people think that there is no need to visit an optometrist unless their eyes are sore or vision is blurry. This myth can be found in the army too. In the course of my work, I have learnt that many eye problems have no symptoms for a long time. I am always encouraging family and friends to go for annual eye checks. I have become so passionate about this issue that I started this blog to explain how optometrists can help you keep the best vision possible. Please scan through my entries. Enjoy.
11 April 2022
If you've ever been to an optometrist for a routine examination, you may have noticed that they typically perform a range of different tests. You'll be familiar with the request to read letters from a distant chart or look straight ahead at a bright light. However, you may wonder why they will sometimes blow a puff of air into your eyes through a special machine. How can this help an eye expert diagnose potential problems that could, in some circumstances, be serious?