Virtual reality (VR) headsets make you feel like you’re part of a new world. However, they have some drawbacks, including possible complications for your eyes. To ensure your eyes remain healthy while you’re using VR, here are a few facts that you should know.
Tears keep the eyes lubricated, making it easier for you to track objects and flush out foreign objects that get into your eyes. Tears contain salt and water that kills infections and moistens the eyes with every blink. But when your eyes become excessively watery, it could be due to an underlying problem that might […]
Modern advancements in technology brought about innovative vision correction options like multifocal contact lenses. Wearing these contacts will allow you to see clearly at all distances. It’s what makes them ideal for people with presbyopia, an eye condition where patients find it difficult to see things up close.
An autoimmune disorder tends to wreak havoc on your immune system, weakening it and leaving your body susceptible to infections. They affect the joints, muscles and nerves, including ones that control eyesight. But with so many of them identified by the medical community, it can be hard to catalog all the possible impacts on your […]
Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is a safe and effective way to correct the vision problems of your child. But to get the most out of this treatment option, proper lens care and usage is crucial. When overlooked, your young child will be at risk for eye infections and corneal ulcers. For this reason, they’ll have to follow […]
Freezing temperatures don’t only bring cold and flu, but also different eye problems. Your eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of your body, making them more prone to being affected by winter conditions.
Red, itchy, watery eyes accompanied by sneezing, congestion and a runny nose are common symptoms of seasonal allergies. These symptoms are usually caused by airborne allergens, such as pollen, dust, mold and pet dander.
Blue light can be found everywhere, from sunlight and artificial lighting to TVs, computer displays, smartphones and tablets. Many studies have found this short wavelength within the visible light spectrum to be good for your eye health. Overexposure to it, however, can have a negative effect on your eyes.
Almost everyone is familiar with contact lenses. Chances are, you wear contacts or know someone who does. However, most people are not aware of scleral contact lenses. In this post, Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry talks about the lesser-known alternative to corrective contact lenses.
Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry is committed to helping you achieve the best vision possible. This is why we stay updated on the latest advances in eyewear technology, ensuring we only provide contact lenses and eyeglasses of good caliber. One of the products sure to give you improved eyesight and quality of life is Level™ […]