1. Tips For Fitting Kids With Eyeglasses

    Buying eyewear for children is a lot different from buying glasses for yourself, besides the obvious fact that they are smaller. Unlike adult glasses that aim to be fashionable, kids glasses need to be durable, they need to fit perfectly, and they need that “cool” factor. Many kids will also have a hard time adjusting to wearing glasses, depending on their age. With school back in session, it…Read More

  2. Dos and Don’ts of Eyeglasses

    It may seem like eyeglasses are fairly simple when it comes to caring for them and cleaning them, especially in comparison to caring for contact lenses. But if you only wear eyeglasses, it is just as important to make sure they are well taken care of. Keep in mind that your prescription glasses can be quite an investment as well, so it’s important to protect them and your wallet. With scratched,…Read More

  3. Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor

    Going to the doctor isn’t always the most comfortable experience. Unless you know your doctor really well, you’re essentially talking to a stranger about intimate problems with your body and health. This can make asking questions about symptoms and treatment somewhat awkward. However, when you enter a doctors office, it’s important to understand that they have most likely been asked the same…Read More

  4. School is Starting! Has Your Child Had an Eye Exam?

    After a long summer full of sleeping in, trips to the zoo, and having as much fun as possible, as often as possible, going back to school can be a pretty intense change in your routine. There are dozens of things to do to get ready, including shopping for school supplies, possibly some new outfits, going to visit the school, trying to get into a new sleep schedule, and more. Another important step…Read More

  5. Is It Time To See an Eye Doctor? Look for These Signs

    Most of us are good about scheduling appointments to meet with our regular doctor on a fairly regular basis. After all, these appointments are part of how we stay healthy throughout the year. But not everyone is as good about scheduling appointments with an ophthalmologist as they are their regular healthcare provider. If you've never been to an eye doctor, or it's been a while, you might wonder w…Read More

  6. Do Carrots Improve Your Eyesight? Separating WWII Propaganda From Fact

    Maybe you heard it as a kid when you didn’t want to finish your vegetables. Maybe you heard it at the farmers market as you bought a bunch of carrots. It doesn’t matter where you heard it, but nearly everyone has heard the common saying that carrots are good for your eyesight. While the science suggests that carrots could help to improve your eyesight, it’s not as clear cut as you might thin…Read More

  7. 8 Natural Ways to Care for Your Eyes

    As a leading eye doctor in Alexandria, we see patients every day with all stages and conditions of ocular health. Eye health is an important part of living a healthy and fulfilling life. While many of us know a variety of ways to take care of other parts of our body like our ears, nose, and muscles, we may not be as well versed in how to care for our eyes. Fortunately, Dr. Sina J. Sabet, MD, PC is…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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