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. 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

  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. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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