1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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