4 Common Eye Problems to Watch Out For

Honor Healthy Aging Month by scheduling an eye appointment today!

Every September, the American Academy of Ophthalmology celebrates Healthy Aging Month to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of vision loss. Unfortunately, many older adults neglect to see an ophthalmologist for care, resulting in a variety of eye issues, from cataracts to complete blindness. Discover four of the most common eye problems, and learn how to take the appropriate steps to ensure that they don’t happen to you. (more…)

Back to School: Preventing Eye Injuries

Is your child wearing the right protective eyewear?

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of signing your child up for their first organized sport. The freshly cut grass, the oversized jerseys, the scraped knees — all joys reminiscent of your own childhood. The game may be the same but the standards have changed, and it’s more important than ever to put safety first.
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Did the Solar Eclipse Damage My Eyes?

Any amount of exposure to the sun, or the solar eclipse, could cause short-term and long-term damage.

The solar eclipse has come and gone, and despite the health warnings and viewing tutorials, many Americans are worried about the state of their vision after Monday’s phenomenon. Whether you caught a quick glance of the crescent or you stared directly at the sun, it’s important to understand the signs of potential eye damage involved with viewing a solar eclipse without proper protection. Regardless of the information provided below, you should schedule an eye exam with your local ophthalmologist. (more…)

Simple Ways to Start Improving The Health of Your Eyes

Discover the simple ways that you can start improving the health of your eyes today.

Discover the simple ways that you can start improving the health of your eyes today.

Unfortunately, more than 20 million American adults have experienced eye disease, visual impairment, and even blindness. Discover the simple ways that you can start improving the health of your eyes today.   (more…)

3 Common Childhood Eye Conditions

Since August is recognized as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, it’s important to spotlight a few of the most common childhood eye conditions to raise awareness.

Since August is recognized as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, it’s important to spotlight a few of the most common childhood eye conditions to raise awareness.

Last week, we discussed eye exams and the vital role they play in the lives of young children. Since August is recognized as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, it’s important to spotlight a few of the most common childhood eye conditions to raise awareness. An eye exam may be an imperative step towards maintaining a child’s eye health, but parents can go the extra mile by educating themselves on basic pediatric eye care. (more…)

Should My Child Have an Eye Exam?

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Parents tend to overlook the importance of getting an eye exam for their child.

As the new school year quickly approaches, it’s important to set young students up for success. You may have already scheduled his dentist appointment and purchased a new pair of shoes, but have you considered setting up an eye exam? Your child isn’t necessarily going to know if he has a vision impairment, which is why it’s so critical for parents to take action. (more…)

How to Safely View the Solar Eclipse In Maryland

If you’re a Maryland resident, you’ll have the chance to experience a partial solar eclipse in the early afternoon of August 21.

In just a couple of weeks, the New Moon will come between the Sun and the Earth, casting the darkest part of its shadow on mesmerized viewers below. The sun will disappear, the day will revert to nightfall, and massive streaks of light will dance around the silhouette of the moon. If you’re a Maryland resident, you’ll have the chance to experience a partial solar eclipse in the early afternoon of August 21. Discover how you can view the phenomenon safely with the following tips. (more…)

Important Tips for Wearing Contact Lenses

Discover how to care for your lenses effectively!

Recently, a 67-year-old woman was experiencing an uncomfortable sensation in her eyes. As the doctors prepared for a routine cataract surgery, they discovered the source of her discomfort: 27 contact lenses held together by mucus. The doctors were shocked to discover the mass, and amazed by the patient’s composure during the ordeal. While it isn’t common to discover a mass of contact lenses in one’s eye, the news serves as a friendly reminder to practice safe and hygienic eye care at all times. (more…)

Optometry Tips for Swimming Safely this Summer

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Whether you’re taking a dip in your backyard or heading to the neighborhood swimming pool, ensure that you’re practicing eye safety.

During a Maryland summer, walking outside of your front door means experiencing a shocking wave of humidity. A light rainstorm sometimes provides some respite from the heat, but if the sun is shining it’s best to cool off in your local pool. Whether you’re taking a dip in your backyard or heading to the neighborhood swimming pool, ensure that you’re practicing eye safety. (more…)

3 Ways to Observe UV Safety Month

During the month of July, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public of the importance of practicing UV Safety.

The Fourth of July fireworks have come and gone, which means the summer is just starting to heat up. As you plan your next big vacation, take some time to educate yourself on the dangers of excessive sun exposure. During the month of July, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public of the importance of shielding eyes from the sun’s harmful rays by promoting these helpful tips. (more…)