Blepharospasm is a condition that causes your eyelids to involuntarily jerk back and forth. It involves rapid, continuous eye movements, which can be uncomfortable. It can also compromise your eyesight to a certain degree if it’s not managed properly. Read on as your expert
Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, hamper your vision as well as your overall quality of life if they aren’t properly managed. At Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, we have a wide range of vision correction options to help you see better.
Playing with toys can help stimulate young children’s visual development. However, did you know that at least 250,000 reported cases of childhood eye injuries each year are toy-related?
Winter is just around the corner and temperatures are plummeting. The frigid temperatures tend to bring drier air, which can put you at risk of developing dry eye syndrome. In today’s post, Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, your trusted eye specialist, shares some ways to manage
Conjunctivitis develops when the mucus membrane lining the inside of your eyelids becomes irritated or infected. This causes the vessels in your eyes to become inflamed, giving your eyes a pink hue. In today’s post, your expert optometrist from Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care
Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care is proud to offer LASIK as an effective vision correction option. This procedure is a lasting solution to refractive errors, reducing your reliance on prescription eyewear. To determine whether you are a candidate for LASIK, we will perform a
Eating well-balanced meals every day helps keep your eyes in good shape as you age. In addition to eating plenty of fruit and dark, leafy greens, cold-water fish is another extremely eye-friendly food. It contains substantial amounts of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which help
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic condition that can affect different organs in your body without effective treatment. Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes, currently affecting nearly 8 million individuals. It is also one of the leading causes of blindness
Autumn brings comfortable weather, which makes it a great time to take long walks in the park. With the beautiful foliage as your background, you'll surely have a lot of fun sharing stories and hearty laughs with your loved ones. That said, this season may also increase your risk
The cornea refers to the dome-shaped structure covering your eyes’ front area. Its clear and smooth features play important roles in accurately bending light rays toward your retina. When its supporting protein fibers weaken, however, this may lead to its disfiguration, a
Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care offers a wide range of high-quality contact lenses. While contact lenses are a safe and effective corrective eyewear option, failing to handle or care for them properly can cause health problems. In today’s post, your expert eye doctor shares the
The American Society of Ocular Trauma, in cooperation with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, conducts a yearly survey about eye trauma called the Eye Injury Snapshot. In its fifth year, this survey found that 2.5 million eye accidents occur annually. What’s more surprising
Your eyeglasses don’t just help you see better—they’re also your most prominent fashion accessory. This is why it’s essential to find a pair that reflects your personality. Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care offers a wide range of high-quality eyeglasses that can address your visual
The organs in your body undergo various changes over time, structurally and functionally. For example, your eyes may undergo structural changes during middle age that reduce your quality of eyesight. One typical age-related eye condition you may have heard about is corneal arcus.
Increasing age is a major risk factor for certain eye diseases. Since some of these conditions are asymptomatic at first, identifying them in their early stages is difficult without undergoing a comprehensive eye exam. Nevertheless, there are certain signs to look out for. In
Visual changes are part of the normal aging process, but there are steps you can take to ensure that these changes are minimal and don’t compromise your quality of life. In today’s post, your trusted eye specialist from Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care shares some helpful tips to
Studies show that ultraviolet (UV) rays have inherent properties that allow them to readily penetrate your eyes. This may put you at a higher risk of developing UV-related vision problems, particularly during summer when solar radiation is stronger. Shady Grove Eye and Vision
Summer’s bright sun and warm weather makes it an ideal time to spend most of your day outdoors. You may be looking forward to having picnics in the park or playing with your kids, especially since school will resume in about a month’s time. This season, however, may also mean
Your cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped structure covering the outermost part of your eyes. Its even surface plays a central role in focusing light rays on your retina. Genetic irregularities, however, may cause corneal problems that may interfere with the light-focusing
Anisometropia refers to a condition where your eyes have varying refractive powers. It’s one of the most common causes of amblyopia, also known as “lazy eyes.” Let your trusted eye specialist from Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care share things you need to know about this problem.