Low vision refers to a visual impairment that can’t be corrected with conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses. It is characterized by vision loss that interferes with daily living activities like reading and cooking. It is commonly associated with several eye-related conditions like retinal detachment, macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma.
From the day you donned your first pair of prescription glasses, you’ve probably been wondering about the very cause of your poor eyesight. Did you not eat enough carrots and leafy greens, or does it all boil down to your mom’s or dad’s genetics?
Eye allergies are very common, particularly during spring when there is a lot of pollen in the air. In today’s blog post, your trusted optometrist from Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry discusses eye allergies and their causes. We also explain how to tell the difference between an eye allergy and an infection.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that sleeping with contact lenses in your eyes is a usual offense committed by contact lens wearers. Many are aware that it’s bad for their eyes and come with many risks. But what are the consequences?
In a recent study by the Nielsen Company, the company reported that Americans spend nearly half of their day (approximately 12 hours) in front of a screen. Whether it’s from watching television, working on a computer, using mobile phones or even playing video games, a large number of children, as well as a growing number […]
Eyelids that become inflamed may be a sign of blepharitis. This condition usually happens when the tiny oil glands where your eyelashes grow become clogged. While it’s a common problem, not many are aware of its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
The conjunctiva refers to the thin membrane covering your eyes’ front surface and the eyelids’ inner parts. Their primary function is to protect these sensory organs against dust, debris and small organisms that may cause infection. When these parts get inflamed, however, you may develop conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. This eye condition comes […]
Pinguecula is a non-cancerous bump on the eyeball that usually occurs on top of the middle part of the sclera. It’s a yellowish and slightly raised thickening on the white part of the eye. Today, our optometrist from Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry discusses pinguecula and explains its causes, symptoms and treatment options:
Having vision errors affects not only your eye health, but also your safety and daily efficiency. Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry offers reliable vision correction options as a solution. Contact lenses remain a popular choice because of the many benefits they provide. False information about them, however, may cloud your judgment about using them.
Having good vision is important for any athlete. While skills, talent and commitment can get you far in your chosen sport, good eyesight can take you to the top. At Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry, we offer sports vision training that can help you excel on the playing field. We discuss it in detail below.