Your eyes are one of your most precious assets. However, your vision changes naturally as you age. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect our vision so you can continue enjoying the things that bring you joy. In this post, Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry shares tips on how you can protect your vision as […]
Your eyes need protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays as much as your skin. Eye care specialists strongly recommend wearing UV-blocking sunglasses when heading outdoors, even during cloudy days. If you wear contact lenses, you might be wondering if they can also defend your eyes against UV rays. Continue reading to find out.
Have you ever noticed specks or cobwebs drifting across your field of vision? Or have you experienced sudden, brief light flashes in your peripheral vision? These could be eye floaters or flashes, which are common visual disturbances that many people encounter at some point.
Headaches are an incredibly common complaint, with almost everyone experiencing them from time to time. However, for some individuals, headaches can be a chronic and debilitating problem. While there is no single cause of headaches that applies to everyone who experiences them, there is one source that may be overlooked in the diagnosis process: vision […]
People who don’t prefer wearing eyeglasses usually opt for contact lenses. Unfortunately, some people experience discomfort while wearing contacts. If this is the case for you, your eye care provider might suggest scleral lenses.
Bifocal and trifocal lenses have a line through the center that separates each section of the lens. While this doesn’t always bother the wearer, some would prefer lenses that don’t have this distinguishing feature for cosmetic purposes. Called progressive lenses, they provide the same vision correction as their bifocal and trifocal counterparts.
With each decade of life beginning around age 40, the risk of cataract development significantly increases. In fact, cataracts and other age-related eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma are some of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. While there is no clear-cut way to prevent cataracts, eye care specialists say that valuable changes to […]
Many types of contact lenses can fulfill the needs of various patients and individuals, and scleral contact lenses are one of them. Scleral lenses are best for patients with irregular corneas, who suffer from dry eyes, have eyes that have deformities or are hard to fit with conventional eyewear. Their size and unique physical traits […]
When it comes to your eye care, you must know what you are getting. You also should know what you actually need. Various terms are thrown around, including medical eye exams and routine vision exams. These two, in particular, might sound the same, but there are differences between them. Read on as we explain further below.
As fun as it may be to have a few drinks with friends, we all know that drinking too much alcohol has negative effects on our health. We all know about hangovers, but what about the effects that drinking may have on our eyes? We’re not here to preach about alcohol consumption (hey, even your […]