Let’s Talk about Glaucoma Awareness

January is the month in which the medical field sets its sights on glaucoma awareness. It is crucial that healthcare professionals make it known to patients that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. The first is cataracts. The difference between cataracts and glaucoma, though, is that a person can have cataracts removed and …

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Bring These Healthy Eye Habits into Your New Year

Many of the resolutions that are currently being made revolve around looking and feeling better. There are obvious benefits to creating the intention of eating better and of hitting the gym at least a couple of days a week. As eye health specialists serving the Winchester, PA area, we want to chime in on all …

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Diabetes and Your Eyes

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month, a time during which we can shed more light on the effects that diabetes can have on long-term eye health and vision. We are proud to offer a range of ophthalmology services to patients of our Winchester, VA LASIK and cataract center, including diabetic eye exams and management of …

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Should I have LASIK? Can I have LASIK?

Judging by the millions of people who rely on eyeglasses and contact lenses to see well, we can state with confidence that these options are proven. Being proven, though, doesn’t mean they are optimal. Many people who visit our LASIK & cataract center express frustration with nuisances like eyeglasses that slide down the bridge of …

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August is Time to Look at Children’s Eye Health and Safety

When most of us were children, Labor Day marked the end of summer. Not anymore. Many children in America are returning to school in the next couple of weeks. This perfectly coincides with National Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. We are proud to serve families of the Winchester area with full-service eye exams for …

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Should You Schedule a Glaucoma Screening?

There are several reasons why it is important to schedule routine eye exams. These screenings are valuable far beyond measuring your vision from one year to the next. When your eye doctor performs a comprehensive examination, all aspects of eye health are assessed, including your risk for future and potentially severe eye disease like glaucoma. …

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Why You May Feel Like There’s Something in Your Eye

Several sensations may develop in the eyes. Most of them are somewhat irritating. Sometimes, a sensation can be downright concerning. Many of the non-routine eye exams that are conducted each year revolve around the feeling of having something in the eye. We often refer to this as a “foreign body sensation.” Here, we discuss what …

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Want to Promote Long-Term Vision? Go Outside!

At the end of the winter months, most people are anxious to get out and smell the fresh air. Blooming flowers and rising temperatures are welcoming to most adults, and to many children too. The fact is, though, we just don’t entertain ourselves the way we used to. Many of our parents and grandparents can …

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Keep a Watchful Eye Out for Signs of Glaucoma

It is estimated that nearly 2.5 million Americans suffers symptoms of glaucoma. This eye disease typically occurs later in life and is characterized by elevated pressure within the eye or eyes. When there is too much pressure in the eye, the optic nerve gets compressed. The optic nerve is the final structure that light affects …

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