Blog list

Williamsburg Eye Care Blog

Learn more about optometry care in our blog!

Unveiling the Clarity: Navigating Medical Frontiers with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has revolutionized the field of medical diagnostics, providing a non-invasive imaging technique that offers detailed visualization of tissues and structures within the body. This cutting-edge technology utilizes light waves to capture high-resolution cross-sectional images, enabling eye care professionals to make accurate diagnoses and monitor treatment progress.

7 Tips to Protect Your Vision and Avoid Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a common, yet serious, condition that affects the central portion of the retina, known as the macula. This part of the eye is responsible for making out fine details and providing sharp, central vision. When macular degeneration occurs, it causes a gradual loss of vision, starting from the center and working its way outward.

Effective Dry Eye Treatment: Top Solutions and Relief Strategies

Suffering from dry eyes is more than just an occasional inconvenience; it's a persistent condition that could lead to significant discomfort, affecting your daily activities. Dry Eye Syndrome is a common ocular issue that occurs when your tears can't provide adequate lubrication for your eyes.

The Importance of Routine Eye Exams for Your Entire Family

When it comes to safeguarding the health and well-being of our families, we often tend to place the utmost emphasis on regular doctor visits, healthy eating, and physical exercise. While these are undeniably critical for maintaining overall health, the importance of routine eye exams is something that is often overlooked and under emphasized.

Contact Lens Care 101: Best Practices for Healthy and Comfortable Eyes

Contact lens care is a critical aspect of maintaining optimal eye health. As a contact lens wearer, it's essential to understand the importance of proper care, and the best practices that promote healthy and comfortable eyes.

Myopia, and Why It Matters

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is due to light focusing in front of the retina and is typically caused by a longer-than-average eyeball or a steep cornea.

When is LipiFlow® indicated?

Under normal circumstances each blink provides a fresh film of tears and a clean refractive surface to the eye while washing away debris. Over time debris from our environment builds up on the eyelids, creating inflammation, which in turn leads to a compromised, unstable tear film. Ocular Surface Disease (OSD), also known as Dry Eye Syndrome, is due to an imbalance in the tear film. Inflammation on the ocular surface leads to symptoms of fluctuating vision between blinks, burning, foreign body sensation, excessive tearing, redness, and itching.

Factors to Consider for Choosing Your Eye Doctor

As your eyesight starts to deteriorate, you may become more aware of needing an eye doctor. However, you may not know where to start. You may try ignoring the problem, until you realize it is getting worse. The more you delay your appointment with an optometrist, the more your eyesight deteriorates. Avoid the temptation to postpone this decision. Choose an eye doctor whose opinion you can trust and book an appointment.

Tips To Healthier Eyes

Studies show that various lifestyle factors influence eye pressure that damages the optic nerve. Read more for tips on how to keep your eyes healthy.

Is It Seasonal Allergies or Dry Eye?

Irritation, scratchiness, or a burning sensation in our eyes are some feelings that most of us are familiar with. Either dry eye or seasonal allergies can cause these. These two are some of the most common conditions affecting our eyes. The main problem is learning how to distinguish the two since their symptoms are similar.

none 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM Closed optometrist # # #