1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Glaucoma: Facts, Types, and Detection

    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

  7. Eye Emergencies – What You Need To Know

    In a study conducted by the University of Michigan, it was found that nearly one in four visits to the emergency room for eye-related traumas could have been seen and treated by an eye doctor — which makes it clear that your first level of emergency eye care should come from your local Alexandria ophthalmologist.   Eye care, especially when it’s an emergency, evokes fear and anxiety of the un…Read More

  8. Most Common Eye Ailments

    When you grow up without ever needing glasses, it’s easy to think that you’ll never run into other eye conditions. However, just because your vision doesn’t change enough to where you need glasses, there are still several other eye ailments that could occur as you age or due to certain health conditions. But what are common eye conditions that can happen to anyone? By visiting an eye doctor …Read More

  9. 8 Ways to Take Care of Your Eyes

    Many of us head to the doctor when we’ve had a bad cold for a couple of days, but it takes years for us to schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist. Typically, unless there’s something significantly wrong, we shrug off any discomfort and put the blame on staring at a computer at work all day or forgetting the sunglasses at home. But taking care of our eyes may be more important than you…Read More