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How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

Fall is Here! Do You Wish You Could See the Leaves Changing Color?

We offer specialized glasses for color blindness in Potomac As autumn pushes the year forwards, everyone oohs and ahs over the fiery tones of the...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

6 Tips for Having Healthy Eyes & Contact Lenses

Your eyes do so much for you every day, show your love and appreciation by taking care of them! Read on for 5 health tips from your local, knowledgeable eye doctor near you to ensure that you give your eyes the attention they deserve:

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Is School Work Causing Computer Vision Syndrome in Your Child?

Eye health tips for students from our Potomac eye doctor The start of fall means back-to-school for kids of all ages – and our team...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

Rest Your Eyes & Get a Good Night’s Sleep!

You know how you feel when you don’t get enough sleep – cranky, foggy, dragging through the day? And your eyes may be red and...

Get Some Fresh Air! Go Outside to Boost Your Body & Eye Health

Scientific studies abound with support for the timeless wisdom of moms everywhere! Spending more time outdoors is good for kids. It keeps their bodies in...

Optometrist’s Warning: Beaching without eye protection can damage your vision

Tips on what to pack in your beach bag to keep your eyes safe Most people remember to bring a pair of sunglasses to the...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

See Under the Sea & in the Swimming Pool Too

Wear goggles for clear & healthy underwater vision You don’t swim naked at a public beach or swimming pool, and you shouldn’t swim with naked...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

Dr. Rachel Cohn: The Face of Eye Care & Fashion Eyewear

The face of eye care is changing – and Dr. Rachel Cohn is a pioneer of this trend in Potomac, MD. “I’m an optometrist with...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

Sports Vision Deconstructed

Vision is a critical component to succeed as an athlete and this doesn’t just mean having 20/20 vision. There are a number of visual processes...

Summertime & CRT – How to Make Your Child’s Summer Shine! | Potomac, MD

Summer is coming up next month, and parents are beginning to plan for their children’s summer. From summer school, camps, sports, to family vacations, parents...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

FACE A FACE Trunk Show – February 2018

2-Day Face-a-Face Trunk Show at Wink!

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Can Ortho-k Help your Child’s Myopia?

You’ve probably heard the term Ortho-k, but do you fully understand what it means? Any discussion of and orthokeratology (ortho-k) must begin with a basic...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Got a Shiner!

What Exactly Is a Black Eye? A black eye, also known as a periorbital hematoma, is usually not an injury of the actual eye (which...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

It's National Cataract Awareness Month According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness Month – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In honor of Sjogren’s Awareness month, eye care providers are helping to spread the word to increase awareness about this hard-to-diagnose disease. Sjogren’s is a...

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

The Right (and the Wrong) Way to Clean Your Glasses

There is nothing worse than a dirty spot on your glasses - well except perhaps many dirty spots or smudges. When that happens, most of...

It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

Workplace Eye Safety Month Blue light. Do you know what it is? Do you know where it comes from, or how it can be harmful...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he or she doesn’t have a vision problem.

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Holiday Season Shopping: Are Nerf Guns Safe for the Eyes?

This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Face a Face Trunk Show – Winter 2016

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Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that...

Face a Face Trunk Show – August 19th

Blending quality and expertise with a sense of style At Wink Eyecare Boutique, we are a full service shop. Dr. Rachel Cohn offers her experience...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded,...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red,...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger...

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens....

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

Eye Safe Toys and Gifts for This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving, and parents, grandparents, family and friends need to know how to choose toys and games that protect children’s health and eyesight.

How Do We See?

Have you ever thought about how vision works? It's an incredible system and process!

How to Prevent Diabetic Vision Loss

Prevention and treatment for eye complications associated with Diabetes

Decorative Lenses Could Cost You Your Vision

Beware this Halloween and think before you blink (in decorative contact lenses that is)! Sure, decorative contact lenses can enhance any Halloween costume, but if...

It’s Time to Be Serious About Home Eye Safety

Home Eye Injury Awareness and Prevention

6 Common Eye Myths Debunked

Over the centuries there have been a lot of old-wives tales circulating about eyes and vision. You know, like the one that if someone hits...

Protective Sports Eyewear is a Serious Matter

There are thousands of eye injuries a year related to sports. According to the National Eye Institute eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness...

How Pregnancy Affects Vision

The hormonal fluctuations experienced during pregnancy can cause many unexpected changes in your body, including your eyes and vision. Most of these changes are temporary...

Is Your Baby’s EyeSight Developing Normally?

A baby’s visual system develops gradually over the first few months of life. They have to learn to focus and move their eyes, and use...

Guidelines For Picking the Right Pair of Shades

There is a lot more that goes into finding the right pair of sunglasses than just fit and fashion.  While it’s important to look and...

6 Things You Need To Know About Cataracts

Cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and Canada. Here are 6 things you need to know. 1. Chances are...

What You Need to Know About Firework Eye Safety

Independence Day may have passed but fireworks season is still in full swing and fireworks-related injury and death is a real and serious danger.  According...

Blue Light, Its Dangers and Its Solutions

Blue Light, Its Dangers and Its Solutions In the advanced age we live, at the turn of the 21st century, electronic devices are everywhere, making...

5 Ways to Ensure Healthy Vision

Your eyes are constantly at work for you, playing a vital role as you navigate through each day. As May is healthy vision month, here...

What Women Need to Know About Eye Health

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper...

The Importance of Sunglasses

Sunglasses are the quintessential “cool” accessory. Finding the right pair for you can often be the final touch that makes your outfit picture perfect. But...

Enjoying Life During Eye Allergy Season

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and...

Can you Really Go Blind from Looking at a Solar Eclipse?

Last week, people in South America, Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a solar eclipse. As you may have...

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise public awareness about how to protect your eyes and your vision. Most people aren’t aware...

Refocus on the Digital Age with Computer Glasses

Digital devices have impacted our world in so many positive ways, allowing us to connect, work, play and get information at the speed of light....

Living With Low Vision

February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month. Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which...

Under Pressure: Are you at Risk for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is a serious, vision threatening disease. You can save your eyesight, by knowing the facts. Are you at risk...

Know How and When to Treat an Eye Infection

It’s that time of year again…coughs, sneezing, running noses and itchy, red eyes.  How do you know when an eye irritation is something that needs...

8 Tips to Beat Winter Dry Eyes

One of the most common patient complaints during the winter months is dry eyes. In the cooler climates, cold winds and dry air, coupled with...

“Eye” Am Home for the Holidays – 7 Eye Tips for College Students

Winter break is in a few weeks and, with college students finding their way home for the holidays, it is a good time for parents to...

Do You Know the Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you know the facts?

7 Things You Should Know About Eyelid Twitches

You may have experienced this before. Out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms...

All About Progressive Lenses

Progressive lenses are a type of multifocal lens meant to counter the effects of presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition that is related to age that...

October is…

October is 'Eye Injury Prevention Month' in the USA and 'Eye Health Month' in Canada. There are about 285 million people living with blindness and...

World Sight Day Challenge – No More Avoidable Blindness

The World Sight Day Challenge, slated to take place on October 9, 2014 is an annual awareness day that aims to focus global attention on...

Protect Children’s Eyes During Sports

The new school year has kicked off and you can tick off purchasing all that back to school equipment. Now, it's time to think about...

Cutting Edge Glaucoma Technology

A futuristic, yet simplistic, eye implant paired with a smartphone app may change the way eye doctors treat glaucoma.

Comfortable Vision for Back-to-school Reading

School is starting: Do you know how to set up your child’s homework and reading spot? Reading and writing are some of the most fundamental...

Be on the Lookout for Vision Problems this Summer Break

Summer vacation is well under way, but did you know that even when your child is out of the classroom, vision problems can have an...

Should You Be Worried About Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are actually more common that you may think. Many people notice specks or cobweb-like images moving around in their line of vision, at...

Keeping an Eye on Cataracts

Cataracts affect millions of people nationwide and as the population continues to age, the numbers keep increasing. The good news is, cataracts are often manageable...

A Look Behind Sleeping Eyes

Have you ever wondered what your eyes do when you finally close them after a long day of visual processing and stimulation? Let's take a...

A Few Tips When Buying Eye Glasses for Your Children

Most parent cringe at the thought of buying eyeglasses for their children because the responsibility of maintenance and care for glasses is often beyond the...

6 Things You Should Know about UV Radiation and Your Eyes

The heat of long summer days is nearly upon us. As the sun's rays intensify and people spend more time outdoors in the sunshine it...

Dealing with Your Tween’s and Teen’s Eyesight

It can be devastating for a tween or teen to be told he or she needs to wear glasses, especially if it is sudden. Many...

9 Tips for Coping With Eye Allergy Season

Spring is on the way. Soon the sun will be shining, the flowers blooming and allergy season will be upon us. If you have allergies,...

How Your Eyes Convey Emotion

Your eyes communicate much more than you may realize, in fact they play a huge role in your non-verbal communication. Consciously or not, the way...

Protecting Your Eyes From The Desk Job

There are so many people who spend hours a day, if not most of the day working on a computer or mobile device. They usually...

New Study Shows How Your Eyes Shed Light on Your Health

It's been said that your eyes are the window to your soul. Well, research is showing that your eyes are a window to a lot...

Hope in Sight for Low Vision

February is low vision awareness month. Low vision is a condition in which an individual suffers significant vision loss that can't be fully corrected with...

How to Encourage Young Kids to Wear their First Pair of Glasses

Your child's first pair of glasses will make an important difference in his or her ability to see and interact with the surrounding world. However,...

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, which refers to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, is often called 'the...

New Year’s Resolutions for An Eye Healthy 2014

The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness and success. It’s important to include eye and vision...

Fun Holiday Gifts That Are GOOD for Children’s Vision

The holiday season is on our doorstep. With technology so much a part of our lives, the easy go-to gifts for kids often include an...

What You Should Know about Diabetes and Your Vision

Diabetes affects people of all ages, races and genders.  An estimated 25.8 million Americans or 8.3 percent of the population suffer from the disease, according...

Keeping Your Contact Lenses Clean

If you wear contact lenses, you probably know the hygiene routine you should follow when removing your lenses: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and...

10 Tips to Protect Your Vision

Did you forget to put on your sunglasses today? Are you constantly sitting in front of a computer screen without taking breaks to look away?...

This Halloween Be Wary of Costume Contact Lenses

As Halloween approaches and costume planning gets more serious, many consider the use of novelty or costume contact lenses as a way to add that...

How to Prevent Dry Eyes During Air Travel

Many travelers experience dry eyes after extended travel by air. The dry environment of a temperature- and pressure-controlled air plane cabin can take its toll...

Does Chlorine Hurt your Eyes?

Just because the summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean that we have to say goodbye to the swimming pool. Whether it means a...

Technology in the Classroom and the Eyes

The use of technology has become commonplace in the classroom. So much so that today’s generation of students, from kindergarten to university, navigates computers, smartphones...

Treating Vision Problems Lowers Risk of Falling in Seniors

For adults over the age of 65, the right pair of vision correcting glasses can literally be a life saver. Seniors aged 65 and up...

The Great Glasses Play Day 2013

The first weekend of August (August 3rd and 4th) has been marked as the 2nd annual Great Glasses Play Day. The event, which first launched...

First Aid for Eye Injuries

To ensure that your eyes remain healthy, it is essential to protect them from injury and to take proper care measures if an injury has...

Understanding the Eye Chart

Eye charts of different variations have become a standard in vision screenings and eye exams. One of the most familiar charts associated with vision is...

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts, one of the most common causes of blindness, develop when the lens of the eye, located behind the iris and pupil, becomes opaque or...

Age Related Macular Degeneration and Your Central Vision

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness among adults aged 50 and above?...

How to Choose the Right Sunglasses

Do your sunglasses have what it takes to protect your eyes? As the summer heats up and people spend more time outdoors, it is very...

Women’s Eye Health Month: An Eye on Cosmetics

Women's eyes are regularly exposed to potential irritants through the use of cosmetics. As eye shadow, mascara and eye liner can breed unseen dirt and...

A Recipe for Eye Health

Did you know that your dietary choices have an impact on your eye health and vision? Opting for appetizing food that at the same time...

Spring Eye Allergies

Spring is right around the corner, as the winter begins to wind down and the fresh, warmer air begins to rear its head. Unfortunately for...

Don’t Miss Our Oliver Peoples Trunk Show on March 1st

Mark your calendars! Our Oliver Peoples Trunk Show is Friday, March 1st. Get a $50 gift card just for stopping by!...

The Right Way to Clean Your Eyeglasses

We all know how frustrating it can be trying to see clearly through a smudged pair of glasses; clean lenses can really make a world...

Eye Exams for Toddlers?

Researchers urge eye screening as early as age 1 How many times have you seen a young child with a patch over one eye or wearing...

Dry Eye Syndrome: When Dry Eyes are Chronic

Dry eyes are a common problem for many individuals particularly during the winter months when exposure to dry air and whipping wind is increased. However,...

Ski Goggles: How to Choose the Best Winter Sports Eyewear

Ski Goggles are an essential part of proper eye protection when participating in winter sports. In order to choose the best winter sports eyewear for...

The Diabetic Eye

Too many people are not aware that diabetes increases the chances blindness. Diabetes is the main cause of total vision loss in adults under 75...

Glasses Can Help With Computer Strain

 Did you know that a pair of prescription glasses that are fitted specifically for you can help with computer related eye strain? Even if you...

Toric Contact Lenses: A Great Way To Correct Astigmatism

If you have astigmatism and you think you can't wear contacts, you're mistaken. Contact lenses can actually be a way to correct the condition. The...

Focusing on Retinoscopy

There may be a few assessments that you may have noticed at an eye exam and questioned how they work. Having beams of light shined...

Hurricane Sandy Hours and Closures

Due to the extreme weather from Hurricane Sandy, we will be closing early today (Mon. the 29th) at 2pm and we'll be closed all day...

Your Eyes and Your Smartphone

Do you ever wonder about the toll your smartphone might be taking on your vision? Handheld devices, like phones and tablets are so handy when...

Retaining Good Vision in Middle Age

Are you experiencing trouble reading small print? If you're close to middle-age, you might have presbyopia. If you're already a glasses wearer, and are later...

Focusing on Lazy Eyes

Does your child have a lazy eye? It comes about when the brain turns off or suppresses vision in one eye. This can happen if...

What Our Eye Doctors Need to Know

If you've got an eye exam coming up, there are a number of things you can do to be extra ready for it. In order...

Night Vision: How Does it Work?

You wake from a dream in the middle of the night, or perhaps you're trying to find the light switch or door in the dark....

What is Presbyopia?

Ever wonder why even people who never wore glasses have a hard time seeing things up close when they reach middle age? Because as you...

Playing Safe

It's of paramount importance to know how to choose toys that are the safest and the most beneficial for kids. Infants are born with only...

See Your Child Off To School with Good Vision

A huge percentage of learning is accomplished visually. Despite the obvious connection between vision and learning, a lot of people underestimate or are perhaps uninformed...

Learning Disability or Convergence Insufficiency?

Does your child have a hard time with school? It's important to be aware that the child might be suffering from a hidden vision issue...

20/20 Vision: The Facts

You've probably stumbled upon the terms 20/20 vision and visual acuity. Still though, what do these terms actually mean? Having a proper understanding of what...

Clean Lids, Healthy Eyes

Inflamed eyelids, also referred to as blepharitis, is something that a lot of people suffer from at some point during their lives. Blepharitis is a...

Keeping Your Contacts

Do you ever end up leaving your disposable contact lenses in for longer than you're supposed to? It's common knowledge that lots of things are...

Focusing on Cataracts

In the United States, this month is Cataract Awareness Month. Did you know that cataracts are the most common culprit of deteriorating vision among those...

Quality Protection from UV Rays

It's a fact: almost everybody is regularly exposed to UV rays. Even though this is the case, the risks related to years of exposure to...

Focusing on Comprehensive Eye Exams

May is healthy vision month. When was your last comprehensive eye exam? Having your eyes examined annually is one of the best steps you can...

New From Transitions® Optical: The Transitions® Vantage™ Lens

One of the most reputable lens manufacturers, Transitions® Optical, have announced the newest addition to their comprehensive range. Introducing the Transitions® Vantage™ lens. Transitions® Optical...

Keeping An Eye On Poor Vision

Often, when either children an adults experience poor vision, it can be caused by several possible factors including anatomical changes or abnormalities in the eye,...

A Look At Women’s Eye Health and Safety

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. Women go through many changes during their lifetime. Each change could affect her vision differently. Eye disease...

April is national Sports Eye Safety Month

With the spring, along with often warmer weather, comes an increase in the number of eye injuries caused by sports accidents. Each season, far too...

Eye Care on The Go

When driving, the value of good vision can not be overemphasized. As a matter of fact, staying safe on the road needs several different visual...

Vision Wellness in the Workplace

To enlighten companies and their workers about the relevance of vision wellness, and to provide advice on how to avoid vision-threatening eye accidents, Prevent Blindness...

Astigmatism: The Common Condition Explained

Surrounding your pupil and iris is your cornea, which is, under usual conditions, spherical. When light hits your eye from all angles, the cornea's job...

Treating Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, informally called pink eye, is a frequently encountered eye illness, especially when it comes to kids. Conjunctivitis can be caused by bacteria, viruses or...

Be Knowledgeable About Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Be Knowledgeable About Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) We are currently in the midst of age related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month....

OD Tips: The Right Way to Take Care of Your Contacts

A study performed by Bausch & Lomb this past summer showed that a large number of people are using dangerous substances instead of contact lens...

Guard Your Eyes From Dry Eyes This Winter

Tears are necessary for healthy eyes. They flush any dust or particles out of the eye and maintain moisture. They also contain enzymes that eliminate...

The Winter Sun and Your Eyes

It's official! Winter is here, which means in some parts of the country biting winds and frigid rain, snow and sleet aren't far behind. You...

Raise Your Glaucoma Awareness this January

Since this month marks National Glaucoma Awareness Month, this post is intended to review the importance of regular screening for glaucoma. Glaucoma is a category...

All About Presbyopia

Contact your Potomac, MD Eye Doctor to Find Out About Treatment Options Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which objects at a close range, such...

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This Month Consider Toys and Eye Safety

Holiday season is just around the corner and that means Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Well intentioned family members love surprising...

How We Perceive Color: Understanding Color Blindness

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Learn About Diabetic Retinopathy and Blindness During National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is the number one precursor to impaired vision of men and women aged 20-74 years. Since 2008, over 4 million people in North America...

What is Lazy Eye? Treatment in Potomac, MD

Amblyopia, commonly called lazy eye is the lack of central vision development caused by the failure of both eyes to function in unison. With most...

Potomac, MD Eye Exams: Exploring the Vision Chart

  Have you ever asked yourself why 20/20 is the standard for ''perfect'' eyesight and what it really represents? 20/20 vision is a term to...

Fall Eye Allergy Treatment in Potomac, MD

  While many associate eye allergies with the arrival of springtime, a large number of people endure symptoms during the autumn months as well. In...

Halloween Eye Safety: Beware of Decorative Contact Lenses!

  With the fall comes Halloween and with that, costumes. It's important to be aware of certain dangers to your eyes that sometimes come along...

Computer Vision Syndrome Treatment in Potomac, MD

  The American Optometric Association announced that more than seven out of 10 of employed persons that work every day from a computer monitor (around...

Keeping the Home Atmosphere Eye-Safe

  As September marks Home and Sports Eye Safety Month, we're going to focus on ways to keep your home safe for your eyes specifically...

Contacts and Makeup: Suggestions from your Potomac, MD Optometrist

For those who wear contacts certain guidelines should be followed when applying cosmetics. Here are some basic pointers for how to be sure your eyes...

Sunscreen in the Eyes- OUCH!

If you have ever witnessed an unfortunate encounter between sunscreen and eyes, you are aware just how much it can sting. In fact, someone who...

Cataracts Awareness Month: Have You Booked Your next Eye Exam in Potomac, MD?

Many individuals don't know that cataracts are the leading culprit for vision loss in individuals 55 and over. In truth, more than 50% of the...

Make a Potomac, MD Eye Exam Part of the Back to School Routine

Children across the country are getting ready for a new school year. Before going back to school, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends a visit...

Teens and Contact Lenses

Needing to purchase glasses is often met with resistance from a teenager. Adolescents balk at the very thought of wearing eyeglasses and looking ''nerdy''. In...

Help! How to Handle Some Frequently Encountered Eye Injuries

There are a variety of different kinds of eye injuries that can occur, some more serious than others. Some may necessitate emergency action and immediate...

Have You Had a Routine Eye Exam Lately?

When we have eyes that are in good condition, we sometimes overlook the importance of taking preemptive steps such as an eye exam. Nevertheless, timely...

Caring For Your Eyes This Summer

Now that summer is officially here it’s time to ensure you keep your eyes protected from the risks of UV exposure and other summertime dangers....

Safety Eyewear for Children

Research shows that eye injuries account for 40,000 trips to the emergency room annually. That's the equivalent of one eye injury every 780 seconds! Eye...

The Eye Doctor Recommends: Eat Beta-Carotene for Healthy Eyes

Are carrots good for eyesight? While optometrists affirm that carrots are made up of significant quantities of a vitamin that has proven to be very...

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This May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

  As a result of ongoing efforts to increase knowledge of the dangers of Ultraviolet (UV) exposure to your skin, (including sunburn and skin cancer),...

Caring for Contact Lenses

  Contact lens wearers must be sure to treat their contacts properly. Improper care can lead to ripped or torn lenses, or or even serious...

The Advantages of Rigid Contacts

  Although you may be more familiar with soft contact lenses, another lesser-known kind of contact lens materials exists: rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, sometimes...

Eye Allergy Season is on the Way – Are You Prepared?

Do you have red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes? If yes, it could be due to pollen-induced eye allergies. For many of us, March...

Why it Might Not Be Wise to Purchase Eyeglasses On the Internet

Though most people are accustomed to buying anything and everything on the Web, glasses are one product that should be carefully reviewed before you click...

How to Avoid Dry Eyes This Cold Season

Even though many people think of winter as the wet season because of the rain and snow, the air is actually more dry during the...

This Month Pronounced AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

February has been declared age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the number one cause of visual impairment...

Be Aware of the Dangers of Glaucoma

To spread the word about the ''silent blinding diseases,'' this month has been named National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the leading source of avoidable...

Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses are not just an important accessory in the summer. Although most of us are aware of the dangers the sun poses...

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