August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. This month-long observance is dedicated to preventing eye injuries and vision loss among children. It encourages parents to be aware of how to protect and preserve their young children’s eyesight through regular eye exams that will help detect early signs of vision-threatening conditions and determine the proper […]
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.
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.
Most parents keep a stash of photo albums of themselves and their sons and daughters as a way of remembering the past. In some images, you may notice the subject’s eye showing a noticeable golden glow. While it is often caused by a camera flash, it can also be a warning sign of a rare […]
When it comes to sports, the usual focus is on certain aspects, such as training and coaching, wearing the proper attire and taking precautions to protect parts of the body like the arms, legs, fingers, etc. While not given as much thought as the ones enumerated above, eye safety should also be prioritized regardless of […]
Eyeglasses are given much more respect these days. With their massive color and style choices, finding a pair that matches your facial features and preferences is possible. However, there may still come a day when your son or daughter will ask you if he or she can wear contact lenses.
One proven way to deal with vision problems is with contact lenses. They are typically safe and easy to use from the very beginning, but there may be cases when they’re uncomfortable to wear.
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 […]
Advances in myopia control have allowed preteens and young athletes to enjoy an active lifestyle, even if they have vision problems. One of these treatment options is orthokeratology (ortho-k), a safe and effective alternative to wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.
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 […]