There’s a common misconception that cataracts only develop much later in life. The truth is, low vision symptoms are more pronounced in older people, but cataracts can begin to form at a much earlier age. In fact, younger patients who undergo cataracts treatment have a much higher success rate at keeping their vision intact even […]
In a recent study by the Nielsen Company, the company reported that Americans spend nearly half of their day (approximately 12 hours) in front of a screen. Whether it’s from watching television, working on a computer, using mobile phones or even playing video games, a large number of children, as well as a growing number […]
Protecting your eyes against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation should be part of any good eye care regimen. There are three primary types of UV rays: UV-A, -B and -C. UV-C are filtered safely by our ozone layer. Prolonged exposure to UV-A and -B, on the other hand, is dangerous for both your eyes and your […]
Summer brings about many things, one of them being eye problems, which are, fortunately, mostly preventable.
Eyeglasses can help improve the vision of those with refractive errors like near- or farsightedness. Your optometrist may also prescribe a pair as part of early cataracts treatment. With proper use and care, quality eyeglasses can last you many years. One of the things you can do to keep them looking new and in good […]
The skin around the eyes is the thinnest in the body, making it highly susceptible to developing various conditions. Too much sun exposure can greatly damage not only your skin, but also your eyes. With summer bringing stronger ultraviolet (UV) rays, you may be at a higher risk of developing short- and long-term eye damage.
Did you know that more than 14 million Americans are farsighted? At Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry, we believe that having a comprehensive understanding of this refractive error is one good way to manage this problem and save your vision. Your trusted eye care clinic answers frequently asked questions about this condition.
Low vision occurs when your eyesight has diminished to the point where it cannot be improved by using regular eyewear or performing standard refractive surgeries. This may cause you problems when doing your everyday activities, reducing your quality of life. For your understanding, your reliable eye doctor from Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry answers common […]
Having a comprehensive eye exam regularly is an important part of a reliable and solid eye care plan. While this offers many benefits for maintaining your eye health, we understand that you may be nervous about going to an eye clinic and having your eyes assessed. To reduce your anxiety, let Northern Virginia Doctors of […]
Changes to your ocular structures and their functions may cause problems with the even distribution of light in your eyes, leading to refractive errors. They are classified into four major types which your expert eye care clinic can identify through a comprehensive eye test. Let Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry discuss each one in detail […]