Low vision affects millions of Americans every year. The condition is an umbrella term that covers any loss of vision that cannot be treated or corrected by prescription glasses or contact lenses. In severe cases, people who suffer from low vision are considered legally blind. Diagnosing low vision conditions in children is important as early […]
Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by a severe blow to the head. While there are many dangers associated with concussions, its impact on your eyes and your vision have only recently come to light. From 2007 to 2014, a period of seven years, the CDC reported a whopping 60% increase in concussion […]
When something gets in people’s eyes, their first instinct is usually to try to rub it out. Sometimes, even tired eyes feel somewhat relieved when given a good rub. This has nothing to do with getting irritants out of your eyes or offering it some respite, however, as rubbing your eyes simply stimulate your vagus […]
Blue light can be found everywhere, from sunlight and artificial lighting to TVs, computer displays, smartphones and tablets. Many studies have found this short wavelength within the visible light spectrum to be good for your eye health. Overexposure to it, however, can have a negative effect on your eyes.
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 […]
You may think that you have a healthy pair of eyes, but many eye diseases can impair your vision later on in life. Cataracts, for instance, are among the most common age-related vision conditions that affect people over 40 years old. It’s also the leading cause of blindness in the world and affects over 22 […]
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.
As you age, so do your eyes. More often than not, the aging process gives rise to complications like cataracts. Today’s post from cataracts treatment authority, Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry, explains the different types of cataracts and their treatments.
At Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry, we believe that the success of an eye care plan depends largely on the working relationship between you and your eye doctor. This is why you should find one you can trust and understands your concerns.
The number of LASIK eye surgery patients by the year 2020 is projected to be around 718,000. As the popularity of this type of refractive surgery grows, it’s wise to familiarize yourself with the procedure. Today, Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry talks about how you can prepare for LASIK and what to expect during and […]