1. Hydration and Eye Health

    With summer here, people are spending more time outside and participating in fun summer activities that offer some relief from the heat. But when days can become so busy and hectic, it can be difficult to remember to stay hydrated! Our bodies need water to help flush out bacteria and toxins, regulate our body temperature and nourishes our cells, organs, and tissue. And because a large percentage o…Read More

  2. Things That Damage Your Eyesight Over Time

    We do things throughout our days that we don’t worry too much about — not putting on sunscreen in the morning, eating an extra cookie for dessert, or not flossing at night. And while these things might not have a significant effect right away, they can have an overall negative impact on your health. Not using sunscreen can cause premature aging, extra sugar can affect your waistline, and not f…Read More

  3. How Does Smoking Affect Your Eyes?

    Despite countless studies, warnings, and health concerns, and even though the number has fallen, there are 34.3 million people in the U.S. who smoke cigarettes, according to the CDC. The most talked about health effects of tobacco use are lung cancer, heart disease, and respiratory diseases, but smoking can also affect one other very important organ — your eyes. People who smoke cigarettes, ciga…Read More

  4. How to Use Eye Drops and More

    Spring is in the air — and also grass pollen, tree pollen, mold spores, feathers, and many types of dander. Even though many people enjoy this season and look forward to warmer weather and being outside, a large majority of people dread seasonal allergies. While there are a variety of methods for preventing and treating the symptoms of seasonal allergies, a common method is using eye drops. The …Read More

  5. Eye Health: The Dangers of Makeup

    For many women, putting on makeup in the morning is just another step in the process of getting ready for the day - a little (or a lot) of mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow, maybe colored contacts, and maybe even false lashes if you have a big event for that day. And even though going through this routine helps to enhance your natural eyes and create a beautiful look, some makeup practices, and the ma…Read More

  6. Eye Health and Vision FAQ

    Our eyes are an organ that are often taken for granted. We spend long hours at work staring at computers, not eating as well as we could, not wearing safety glasses while working in the shop, or sunglasses on sunny days — all of these things can either affect how your eyes feel or their actual health. Whether you have been wearing glasses or contacts since you were 10, if you just started experi…Read More

  7. The Benefits Of Scheduling An Annual Eye Exam

    Most of us know how important it is to see our doctor and dentist each year. Maybe you are even one of those people who schedule a teeth cleaning every six months. Just as it is critical for you to see your family physician and dentist each year, you should also be visiting your eye doctor annually. Unfortunately, many people neglect the health of their eyes. They assume that since they can basica…Read More

  8. 5 Ways You Can Protect Your Eyes

    When it comes to your eyes, protection is key to long-term health. We all value the work our eyes do for us on a daily basis, but we often forget how important it is to carefully protect this important part of our body. As your local Alexandria eye doctor, our goal is to provide you with the eye care resources needed to ensure healthy eyes. If you are hoping to continue to enjoy good vision for ma…Read More

  9. How To Treat Dry Eye

    While dry eye might not sound like a serious condition, the reality is that for those who suffer from dry eye, it can be far more than bothersome. Medically referred to as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, dry eye is a condition in which you are not producing enough tears to keep your eyes comfortably lubricated. As your local Alexandria ophthalmologist, we invite you to reach out if you need help manag…Read More

  10. Difference Between an Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, Optician

    When all you need is a quick update to your glasses prescription, it might not matter whether you look for an eye doctor, ophthalmologist, optometrist, or optician; but when you need more specific eye care, to find the most relevant answer, it can make a difference. So what is the difference between all of these titles? Who do you need to make an appointment with when you need a basic eye exam, ey…Read More