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 […]
Being a contact lens wearer comes with responsibilities. While these medical devices are generally safe, making sure they are well-cared for properly is imperative. Ensuring safety while handling contact lenses lessens the risk of serious problems, such as eye infections. Keep in mind these rules of safe contact lens wear:
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.
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.
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?
For years, contact lenses have been a convenient and safe form of visual correction. However, improper use of contacts can result in serious consequences. Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry, a trusted expert in eye care and cataract treatment, lists three common mistakes that contact lens wearers should avoid.
More than 30 million Americans wear contact lenses as contacts instantly make your vision better if you’re not very fond of wearing eyeglasses.
Cataracts are an eye condition characterized by the clouding of the eyes’ lenses. This condition is the most common cause of vision loss among people over the age of 40 and the primary reason for blindness in the world. An eye exam at your local eye care center can help diagnose this ailment and determine […]
Almost everyone is familiar with contact lenses. Chances are, you wear contacts or know someone who does. However, most people are not aware of scleral contact lenses. In this post, Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry talks about the lesser-known alternative to corrective contact lenses.
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: