1. Eye Emergencies – What You Need To Know

    In a study conducted by the University of Michigan, it was found that nearly one in four visits to the emergency room for eye-related traumas could have been seen and treated by an eye doctor — which makes it clear that your first level of emergency eye care should come from your local Alexandria ophthalmologist.   Eye care, especially when it’s an emergency, evokes fear and anxiety of the un…Read More

  2. Vision Milestones Throughout Life

    There are milestones throughout people’s lives — walking, first teeth, going to preschool, dreading middle school, driving, turning 21, metabolism slowing down at 30, realizing you’re in a mid-life crisis when you purchase a Corvette. Whatever milestones you’ve passed so far, and others that you’re looking forward to passing, there are certain eye-related milestones as well that you shou…Read More

  3. Digital Eye Strain Symptoms

    Do you get to the end of the day and feel like lasers have been pointed at your eyes all day? If you’re like many people and spend your time working in front of a computer, sending texts on your phone during lunch, checking Facebook during breaks, and watching TV at home, exposure to all of these electronic devices can be a huge strain on your eyes. In fact, according to a survey completed by Th…Read More

  4. Most Common Eye Ailments

    When you grow up without ever needing glasses, it’s easy to think that you’ll never run into other eye conditions. However, just because your vision doesn’t change enough to where you need glasses, there are still several other eye ailments that could occur as you age or due to certain health conditions. But what are common eye conditions that can happen to anyone? By visiting an eye doctor …Read More

  5. 8 Ways to Take Care of Your Eyes

    Many of us head to the doctor when we’ve had a bad cold for a couple of days, but it takes years for us to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist. Typically, unless there’s something significantly wrong, we shrug off any discomfort and put the blame on staring at a computer at work all day or forgetting the sunglasses at home. But taking care of our eyes may be more important than you…Read More

  6. Your Eyes: A Biological Breakdown

    As we age, parts of our body become overused and begin to break down. This doesn’t mean that you misused your body in any way, sometimes sections of our anatomy break down faster than others. Also, just because your body ages, does not necessarily mean that you yourself are aged. Due to the advances in modern technology, it is possible to repair body parts that are aging rapidly. For example, if…Read More

  7. Good Contact Lens Habits

    In the United States, there are about 30 million people who wear contact lenses. Of these millions, roughly two-thirds of the population are women. Through glasses have been a beloved tool for improving eyesight, the invention of contact lenses have made vision easier and less of a hassle. Glasses in some cases can be a useful accessory to tie together an outfit or add a pop of color to your ensem…Read More

  8. The Types of Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is an eye disorder linked to damage to the optic nerve. This nerve is essential for eyesight, as it is directly responsible for carrying information from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma, at first, might not have any symptoms, which is why many don’t know they have it until it is too late. In most cases, Glaucoma has taken affect in the eye to the point that the ocular damage is irreversi…Read More

  9. Bad Contact Lens Habits

    Welcome back! In this sequence of blogs, we have discussed the good and bad habits of contact lenses. We have discussed the proper ways to store and clean your contacts, and how, by taking care of your contacts, you will save yourself money, time, and eye problems later on. In our second blog, we discussed some more good habits and touched upon a few bad ones. In this third and final blog of the s…Read More

  10. What is LASIK?

    More people are turning to LASIK to fix their eyesight — 600,000 a year! Reports have found people are extremely pleased with the procedure as it has the ability to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism of the eye. But what is it? How does it work to correct even the worse symptoms of poor vision? LASIK is an acronym that stands for, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. It is a specialty …Read More