1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Can Lack of Sleep Cause Vision Problems? Learn Here

    After nights of not being able to sleep, do your eyes ever feel tired during the next day? A lack of sleep can affect us in a variety of ways, including a weakened immune system, it can cause us to gain weight, it can affect our mood, cause memory issues, and as you can feel the next day, it can affect your eyes. If you want to protect your eyes, get a full night's sleep and visit an ophthalmologi…Read More

  5. Refractive Errors: What Are They and How Are They Treated

    Refractive errors are actually fairly common, even though they often go by other names: myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. The one that stands out is probably astigmatism, right? We’ll go into detail about each further on in this post. Refractive errors are one of the most common eye conditions, along with cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. If you a…Read More

  6. What to Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    The last fews blogs have been going over some of the most common eye conditions, and in this blog we’ll be discussing age-related macular degeneration. Other conditions we covered were open-angle and angle-closure glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Dealing with any of these eye conditions can be scary, but with the guidance and compassionate treatment from Dr. Sina, your local Alexan…Read More

  7. Causes, Symptoms, Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy

    To continue our series on the most common eye conditions, this blog is going to be focusing on diabetic retinopathy. Previously, we went over open-angle and angle-closure glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Sina, your local Alexandria ophthalmologist, wants to provide each of our patients with a thorough understanding of eye issues. So many eye conditions are scary and can be overwhelming, but with our te…Read More

  8. Quick Tips About Cataracts

    In this blog series going over the most common eye issues, we’re going to be discussing cataracts. The first blog of the series went over open-angle and angle-closure glaucoma. Check back soon to learn more about macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and refractive errors. The ophthalmologist Dr. Sina understands that struggling with an eye disease can be incredibly scary and overwhelming.…Read More

  9. Open-Angle and Angle-Closure Glaucoma

    In a previous blog, we went over a few of the most common eye problems, such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Now, we’re going to discuss each problem more thoroughly. In this blog, we’ll be focusing on glaucoma, which is an increased amount of pressure on the optic nerve. Glaucoma can be a serious issue and is challenging to treat, especially when not caught early enough. Dr.…Read More

  10. 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