Many times, people with glaucoma don’t even know that they have it. It doesn’t often show signs until it’s in its later stages. This eye condition affects the optic nerve, potentially resulting in blindness. While there remains no cure for glaucoma, vision loss can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment.
Many individuals with diabetes know that it can cause several eye problems, such as cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy. Studies have also shown a correlation between chronic health disease and dry eye syndrome, but some patients may not be aware of it.
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 […]
As we get on in years, we may slowly experience a wide range of different vision problems that are naturally associated with aging. Macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma are all common among older adults. Vision problems severely affect our lifestyle, but thankfully, there are effective ways to combat or slow down these problems. […]
August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. This month-long observance is dedicated to preventing eye injuries and vision loss among children. It encourages parents to be aware of how to protect and preserve their young children’s eyesight through regular eye exams that will help detect early signs of vision-threatening conditions and determine the proper […]
When it comes to sports, the usual focus is on certain aspects, such as training and coaching, wearing the proper attire and taking precautions to protect parts of the body like the arms, legs, fingers, etc. While not given as much thought as the ones enumerated above, eye safety should also be prioritized regardless of […]
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.
Your eyes change and become weaker as you age, especially when you reach the age of 60. While some age-related eye conditions can be corrected with eyeglasses and contact lenses, others require surgery like cataracts, which is a leading cause of vision loss worldwide.
At Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry, we proudly offer an array of effective vision correction methods to help you achieve better visual health. Apart from our high-quality eyeglasses and contact lenses, we have partnered with TLC Laser Eye Centers® to provide reliable LASIK co-management services. Our pre-operative eye care procedure involves performing an assessment to determine if […]
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 […]