The Optometrists and the staff at Loudoun Eye Associates are committed to providing our patients with a warm and personalized eye care experience like no other.
Don’t forget to schedule your yearly eye exam!
Today is World Cancer Day. Do you know that some types of cancer can be detected through the eyes? Another great reason to have a regular comprehensive eye exam!
Who is watching the Superbowl today? Comment your team below!
Tomorrow is Groundhog's Day! What do you predict, 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring? Comment below!
Does the season in which you were born determine your vision?
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Eyewear style in 2008 compared to 2018! #10YearChallenge
Carrots are high in vitamin A, a nutrient important for good vision. Eating carrots will give you a small amount of vitamin A needed for good vision.
Live in a place that has harsh winter weather? Planning a ski trip up north? Don’t let the colder weather bother your eyes. Here are some winter dry eye tips:
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Use the 20/20/20 rule! Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and focus your eyes on something 20 feet away.
Another good reason to go get an eye exam:
fox26houston.com You've probably heard the saying that your eyes are the window to the soul. They're also a window to health problems. Equipment has become so advanced, eye doctors can often see problems like diabetes, cancer, thyroid disease, and high cholesterol, in your eyes.
Did you know? Just like all of the other hairs on our body, eyelashes go through a growth cycle. They have a lifespan of about 3-5 months.
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month.
Glaucoma is a vision threatening eye disease which affects thousands of people without their knowledge since there are no symptoms in the early stages. Yearly eye exams are the key to early detection and vision preservation. Visit our website to learn more or to schedule your yearly eye exam!
World Braille Day was established on January 4th- the birthday of Louis Braille. Braille became blind after a childhood accident and when he was only 15, created the original Braille system, which has since been improved over the years. Today was created to commemorate Braille’s great accomplishment and the independence and accessibility it provides people who are blind and visually impaired.
Add healthy vision to your new year resolution list!
Happy New Year to all of our family, friends, patients, and customers! May this be a year in which we all see well, feel well and live well! Cheers to 2019!
When eye color is a cause for concern - We all have different colored irises (the middle of your eye) but when the white part of your eye or the sclera isn’t white it could be cause for concern. Eyes that are pink or red can indicate an infection, injury or irritation while yellow sclera can be a sign of a serious problem with the liver, pancreas or gallbladder.
How smoking can harm your vision:
reuters.com (Reuters Health) - Exposure to a chemical in tobacco smoke could make it more di...
Merry Christmas everyone, enjoy!
Happy Holidays to all of our patients!
It can happen to anyone. Don’t sleep in your contacts!
self.com “Three words: Take them out,” Melvin said. “Don’t be an idiot like me.”
It may be possible for certain women to see 99 million more colors than the rest of us!:
sciencealert.com After more than 25 years of searching, neuroscientists in the UK recently announced that they've discovered a woman who has an extra type of cone cell - the receptor cells that detect colour - in her eyes.
This holiday season, make sure that the toys and gifts you buy are eye safe! Each year, children suffer around 11,000 toy-related eye injuries, ranging from a corneal abrasion (a scratch on the surface of the eye) to a corneal ulcer, a traumatic cataract to a retinal tear or detachment. The most dangerous toys to avoid include: toy weapons, lasers, guns that shoot (even water) or projectiles, poles, sticks or any toy with a sharp edge (like a fishing pole). The last thing you want during your holiday time is a trip to the emergency room!
Learn about the eye from Bill Nye the Science Guy:
Take a look... with your eye. You'll see how it works. You'll see things right side up that start out upside down. It's a quick trick your brain pulls. Your ...
Reasons to take care of your eyes:
Interesting findings of a Blue Cross Blue Shield Study show that members with a serious vision or eye condition spend 2x more annually on overall health care costs and are more likely to suffer from autoimmune disease, stroke, renal failure and diabetes and that it may lead to a loss of 2+ years of healthy life.
bcbs.com Preventive Care Focus on eye health Published September 25, 2018 Infographic Download: Infographic Flexible Content Serious eye diseases and conditions have an impact on American’s overall health. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Health of America infographic shows serious eye health, including glauco...
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Is too much screen time bad for kids’ eyes? Well, it could be. Too much screen time has been shown to cause: - Headaches - Dry eyes, eye strain or irritation - Neck, shoulder and back pain - Irritability and moodiness - Sleep disturbances - Poor attention span and behavior problems. New research also links the high energy blue light rays from LED screens to long-term damage to the retina.
Take care of those beautiful eyes of yours by getting them checked every year! Schedule your 👁 exam today! 🍂
We are so thankful for our patients - YOU! We hope you all enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving!
Use your benefits or you may risk losing it all at the end of the year!
What’s it like to be colorblind and then suddenly see color? Here is one man’s emotional experience:
Born #colorblind, William lived his whole life in black and white. For his 66th birthday, his family decided to pitch in together to buy Enchroma glasses that enabled him to see color for the first time in his life...
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month and today, November 14th is World Diabetes Day.
As of November 2017, 422 million adults had diabetes and the disease was responsible for 1.6 million deaths a year.
Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye diseases that affect individuals with diabetes including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic macular edema (DME). All of these conditions threaten severe vision loss and blindness.
Controlling diabetes through diet, exercise, and medication, as well as regular eye exams can prevent or delay vision loss
Thank you to all the men and women who have served. We salute you. #VeteransDay 🇺🇸
Most geckos can't blink because they don't have eyelids! Their eyeballs are covered with spectacles—transparent scales that protect the eyes. So, to keep them clean, they use their tongues as windshield wipers. 🦎👀
Stop throwing your contacts in the toilet! A recent study showed that 20% of over 400 contact users asked in a survey online flushed their used contacts down the toilet or in the sink for disposal! This can cause great environmental damage and can harm fish, coral, and other ocean animals.
It’s Movember! Show your support for this amazing cause. Even if you’re not raising money, rock your mo with your favorite pair of glasses or sunglasses for Movember!
The next big step for Apple- smart glasses?
businessinsider.com The company wouldn't be as successful as it is if Apple CEO Tim Cook and his executive team weren't constantly planning for three and five years into the future and asking themselves what computers could look like. That's why it just bought an augmented reality company.
Have a safe and Happy Halloween!
The Origins of Eyeglasses:
Learn about the history of eyeglasses. These days, if your vision is deteriorating, no problem, go to the neighborhood eye and get yourself corrective glasse...
Chemists discover how blue light speeds blindness:
utnews.utoledo.edu Blue light from digital devices and the sun transforms vital molecules in the eye’s retina into cell killers, according to optical chemistry research at The University of Toledo.
What’s scarier than not seeing clearly?! NOTHING! Schedule your 👀 exam today, because your eyes are BOO-tiful!
Groundbreaking research in the causes of glaucoma could lead to great strides in diagnosis and treatment:
healthline.com Researchers say an autoimmune response may be behind the eye pressure and vision loss that sometimes precedes a glaucoma diagnosis.
Stay tuned every week to learn more about decorative lenses.
Don’t get a scare from your contact lenses this Halloween! All contact lenses - even decorative lenses - should be purchased from an optometrist or licensed contact lens seller, using a prescription only. Contact lenses are regulated medical devices that require proper fit and accordance with safety standards. Wearing contact lenses that were purchased without a prescription could cause irritation, infections, allergies, corneal abrasions (cuts on the surface of the eye) and even vision loss. No costume is worth the risk:
refinery29.com She may never recover full vision in one eye.
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