Intraocular pressure (IOP) refers to the pressure in your eyes. When that pressure is unusually high, it causes ocular hypertension. Although ocular hypertension is not an eye disease, it is often an indicator of one’s risk of glaucoma. Ocular hypertension is commonly found in adults over 40. Race and family history are known risk factors […]
Many types of contact lenses can fulfill the needs of various patients and individuals, and scleral contact lenses are one of them. Scleral lenses are best for patients with irregular corneas, who suffer from dry eyes, have eyes that have deformities or are hard to fit with conventional eyewear. Their size and unique physical traits […]
You probably already know that not all eyes are created equal. But did you know that light-colored eyes are more sensitive to sunlight and are, therefore, more susceptible to ultraviolet (UV) damage? That’s right. Blue, hazel and green eyes are at a higher risk of eye diseases that are associated with too much exposure to […]
When your eyesight can’t be fully corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses, you may be suffering from low vision issues. Medications or surgeries may not help as well. With your compromised sense of sight, you may struggle to carry out your daily tasks or enjoy your hobbies.
At Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry, our goal is to help you have better vision with the help of our reliable vision correction options. Apart from eyeglasses and contact lenses, we also offer orthokeratology or ortho-k. This corneal reshaping treatment was primarily developed to control nearsightedness or myopia progression.
Cataracts remain one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. A possible reason to the increasing prevalence is the lack of understanding of the disease. While it is a common eye condition, misconceptions about cataracts still persist. This may affect your ability or willingness to seek proper management.