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. 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. What to Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    The last few 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 Alexand…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Digital Eye Strain Symptoms

    Do you get to the end of the day and feel like lasers have been pointed at your eyes all day? If you’re like many people and spend your time working in front of a computer, sending texts on your phone during lunch, checking Facebook during breaks, and watching TV at home, exposure to all of these electronic devices can be a huge strain on your eyes. In fact, according to a survey completed by Th…Read More