Age-related macular degeneration or AMD is a common eye condition that affects older adults. In this blog post, local eye care center Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry answers frequently-asked questions about AMD.
As the weather gets colder and the air gets drier, you may start to notice your eyes feel more irritated. This is likely due to dry eye, a condition commonly treated by eye doctors. It occurs when your tears cannot provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Keep reading to learn more about dry eye and […]
An autoimmune disorder tends to wreak havoc on your immune system, weakening it and leaving your body susceptible to infections. They affect the joints, muscles and nerves, including ones that control eyesight. But with so many of them identified by the medical community, it can be hard to catalog all the possible impacts on your […]
From the day you donned your first pair of prescription glasses, you’ve probably been wondering about the very cause of your poor eyesight. Did you not eat enough carrots and leafy greens, or does it all boil down to your mom’s or dad’s genetics?
People with low vision have a significant visual impairment that eyeglasses, contact lenses or even eye surgeries can’t correct. Such conditions include loss of visual acuity, tunnel vision and legal blindness. In a recent survey, about 2.3% of individuals ages 16 and older have low vision.