For the most part, going to your local optometrist to have yourself fitted for new contact lenses is a pretty straightforward procedure. However, there are some instances where getting corrective lenses might be more difficult. In our practice, we call these “hard to fit” cases. But you shouldn’t worry. Even if you’ve been told that you’re not […]
Have you ever had a reddish lump on the outer edge of your upper or lower eyelid? It is called a stye, and it can be uncomfortable and annoying. Today, we talk about everything you need to know about this common eye infection.
Eye discharge or “sleep in your eyes is a combination of mucus, skin cells, oil and other debris that build up in the corner of your eye during sleep. It actually serves a protective function — removing harmful waste products from the tear film and the front part of your eye. However, excessive eye discharge, […]
There are some eye conditions that can interfere with your air travel plans. Generally, if you’ve had any kind of eye surgery recently, then you need to talk to your eye doctor about your travel plans.
One of the most effective ways to correct vision problems is with LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) refractive surgery. This involves the reshaping of the cornea, the eye’s front surface, to permanently deal with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. But much research has revealed that LASIK can cause dry eye syndrome in patients following the procedure. Is […]
Though your eyes are one of the most important organs in the body, it’s easy to forget about them. You should make a resolution for next year to improve your habits and eye health.
Symptoms indicative of eye problems are not as noticeable. Not until you start to realize that you’re squinting to watch television from your usual spot, or, perhaps, your usual set of contact lenses aren’t as comfortable to wear as they used to be. In this blog, Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry shares the eye problem […]
Your eye doctor can help you find the right prescription lenses to correct any vision problems you may have, but choosing the frames is completely up to you. Since you’ll be wearing your eyeglasses most of the time, it’s important to choose a style that works well with your own fashion sense.
Eyeglasses and contact lenses can correct different refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and other vision-related problems. Many people, however, find it difficult to choose between these two types of eyewear. To determine whether a pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses can suit your needs, consider your lifestyle, convenience, comfort and style.
Did you know that around 40% of reported eye injury cases in the U.S. are sports-related? The American Academy of Ophthalmology, in coordination with the American Society of Ocular Trauma, found that most of these incidents could have been avoided by observing proper safety measures.