Ashburn Vision Source

Ashburn Vision Source

Quality eyecare you expect...Old fashioned caring you'll love.

Ashburn Vision Source is a privately owned optometric practice that sees patients of all ages. Both Dr. Hinkle, Dr. Boyles and Dr. Chen see patients for routine vision care as well as for treating and managing eye diseases. We have fun and friendly staff ready to answer questions about insurance or help you pick out a pair of glasses. Our office also co-manages laser vision correction procedures with TLC. We encourage our patients to let us know how we are doing and how we can improve their experience at our office.

We're happy to help you find the perfect pair of glasses for your face - no matter what shape it is!

Pumpkin contains many different vitamins, including vitamin A. Vitamin A aids in the prevention of macular degeneration and cataracts. Pumpkin also has zeaxanthin and lutein- antioxidants that work together to maintain eye health by reducing the risk of chronic eye diseases.

Why does blue light exposure matter? Your eyes have minor natural defenses against most wavelengths of light, but virtually all visible blue light passes through the cornea and lens and reaches the retina. The fact that blue light penetrates all the way to the retina is important because laboratory studies have shown that too much exposure to blue light can damage light-sensitive cells in the retina. This causes changes that resemble those of macular degeneration, which can lead to permanent vision loss.

Which one is your favorite?

The optic nerve also conducts the visual impulses that are responsible for two important neurological reflexes: the light reflex and the accommodation reflex.

With multipurpose solutions, no other lens care products are necessary! If only everything was so easy!

Children may not be aware that their vision is not "normal." Be on the lookout for these signs.

If you’re participating in healthy conversation (and not experiencing the below emotions), “eye contact” is effectively defined as looking semi-randomly in an area whose borders surround the eyes by about two centimeters.

Our vision is to help our patients see the world. What's yours?

Strabismus: a visual problem in which the eyes are not aligned properly and point in different directions. One eye may look straight ahead, while the other eye turns inward, outward, upward, or downward.

While eye color may change over time, the iris’s pattern doesn’t.

To help prevent computer eye strain, try this exercise: every 20 minutes, blink 10 times by closing your eyes as if falling asleep (very slowly). This will help re-wet your eyes.

Fun Fact Friday!

Presbyopia is farsightedness caused by loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye, occurring typically in middle and old age.

Happy Labor Day to our wonderful patients!

[09/01/18]   In honor of Labor Day, we will be closed this coming Monday, September 3 . Our office will reopen on Tuesday at 10am. Have a wonderful weekend!

Eye care is so important because our eyes are the primary way we process the world.

Streff syndrome is a rare visual condition that causes both distance and near vision to deteriorate temporarily. Most common among children ages 10 to 14, this condition also decreases the eye's ability to focus often causing struggles with schoolwork. The disorder is thought to be brought on by high levels of emotional stress and tends to affect girls more than boys.

School-age children need an exam every two years after that if they have no visual problems. But if your child requires eyeglasses or contact lenses, schedule visits every 12 months.

Children may not be aware that their vision is not "normal." Be on the lookout for these signs.

Replace your contact lenses as instructed by your doctor. Over-wearing your contact lenses can increase your risk of bacterial infections.

Healthy habits mean healthy eyes.

Your pet might look very different to others of it's kind!

August 20-24 is Contact Lens Health Week!

Healthy habits mean healthy eyes.

Astigmatism symptoms can include: blurry vision, distorted vision,
discomfort with reading on a computer or in print, eye strain or headaches.

This is because blue light affects levels of the sleep-inducing hormone, melatonin more than any other wavelength.

Sun can enter the eyes in a variety of ways. Make sure your eyes are protected this summer!

Do you know how to prevent digital eye strain?

Deuteranomaly is a reduced sensitivity to green light and is the most common form of color blindness

Happy National Golf Month! As the saying goes "keep your eyes on the ball" To follow the ball with your eyes once it takes off, rotate your head/face towards the target.

Don't forget to pack your glasses and/or contact lenses!

Normal infant development proceeds from the head down. If you think baby's have big eyes, you're right!

Live in the sunshine...but not without your sunglasses!

Eyelashes have 3 phases in their growth cycle: Growth, Transition, and Resting. It typically takes about 8 weeks for your body to naturally grow, shed, and replace each eyelash.

According to Archives of Ophthalmology, consuming 3 or more servings of fruit a day could reduce your risk for age-related macular degeneration by 36%. Pineapples also contain bromelain, an enzyme that will help with digestion, and inflamation, in addition to protecting your eyesight.

Sharks' eyesight is well adapted to the marine environment with the help of a tissue called tapetum lucidum. This tissue is behind the retina and reflects light back into it, thereby increasing visibility in the dark waters.

UV exposure doesn't just come from the sun!

We hope you're seeing your way into a fantastic weekend! What are your weekend plans?

"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Ghandi

Watermelon is an excellent source of beta-carotene that is converted in the body to vitamin A. Watermelon also has vitamin C, lutein and zeaxanthin that are essential to keep your eyes healthy and free from different types of infections.

Do you know the difference? Ensure your child is being seen by an eye doctor each year!

Your eyes need sleep too!

Turns out the grass is only greener on the other side to us humans.

Many babies have blue eyes at birth, but as the irises gain pigment the eyes can darken and change.

This week we celebrate our country's independence! But did you know that 20% of firework-related injuries are eye injuries? Make sure you're prepared to be safe while having fun.

[07/03/18]   In respect of Independence Day, we will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday July 4th). Our office will reopen on Thursday at 10am. Thank you from our family to yours!

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Telephone

Address


44075 Pipeline Plz, Ste 205
Ashburn, VA
20147

Opening Hours

Monday 14:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 13:00
Tuesday 14:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 14:00 - 19:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 12:30
Thursday 14:00 - 19:30
Thursday 10:00 - 13:00
Friday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 13:00
Saturday 08:00 - 15:00
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