As fun as it may be to have a few drinks with friends, we all know that drinking too much alcohol has negative effects on our health. We all know about hangovers, but what about the effects that drinking may have on our eyes? We’re not here to preach about alcohol consumption (hey, even your […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
One proven way to deal with vision problems is with contact lenses. They are typically safe and easy to use from the very beginning, but there may be cases when they’re uncomfortable to wear.
Advances in myopia control have allowed preteens and young athletes to enjoy an active lifestyle, even if they have vision problems. One of these treatment options is orthokeratology (ortho-k), a safe and effective alternative to wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Many eye care specialists recommend using toys and games to stimulate a child’s vision development. In this post, Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry, a trusted expert in eye exam services, shares more information on how playtime can sharpen your child’s vision skills. We also list a few toys and games to help you during playtime.
Macular degeneration is a term used to refer to a set of diseases resulting in loss of vision due to the damage or deterioration of the retina. It’s one of the leading causes of vision loss, and over two million Americans are affected by age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that among adults aged 45 and older, subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is 3.5 times higher among those with vision impairment compared to those without.
Contact lenses have enabled millions of people to see clearly without the hassle of wearing eyeglasses. However, if you’re not using your contacts properly, you increase your chances of getting an eye infection.