Diabetes is a health condition where a person’s body doesn’t make sufficient insulin or can’t use the insulin it produces properly. Those with diabetes are more prone to certain eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. However, there are different things you can do to lower the chances of having these eye conditions.
Our computers and mobile devices have become an indispensable part of our everyday lives as we use them for leisure, working or even learning new things about the world. In fact, they have made daily life so much easier since a lot of things can be done with the single click of a button. However, […]
Several myths associated with eyesight and vision have confused many about what’s good for the eyes and what isn’t. So, which ones should you believe?
It is not uncommon for some contact lens wearers to complain of dry eyes. While it can also happen to non-wearers, the symptoms of dry eyes can be more pronounced for those who wear these corrective devices.
Freckles are usually associated with the skin, but did you know that it can also appear in the human eye? You might have had one since you were a kid or after learning about it during one of your optometrist visits. They may seem weird, but fortunately, these are quite common and harmless. Read on as we […]
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 […]
Healthy eyes and clear vision are a critical part of your children’s development. That’s why regular eye exams are important. Sometimes, parents can easily tell if their child has a vision problem. However, some signs of vision problems are subtle.
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 […]