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Why buy a 2nd pair of eyeglasses?

Our optical store has a fantastic collection of frames for all your visual needs! A second pair of eyeglasses is not a luxury, it’s a...

How Smoking Impacts Vision

Smoking harms nearly every system in your body — including your eyes.  Though we are all aware of the health effects associated with smoking, such...

How To Prevent Dry, Itchy Eyes This Winter

Winter’s cold air and rainfall are an essential part of a healthy ecosystem. However, this weather can have unfavorable effects on the eyes. The decrease...

 Why a New Pair of Glasses Is NOT the Best Holiday Gift for Your Child

If your child is nearsighted (myopic), it may seem like a great idea to get him or her a new pair of glasses. They will...

Is There a Cure for Nearsightedness?

Our Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, eye doctors explain what can be done about myopia in kids Many parents wonder if there is a cure...

Here’s Why Hydrogen Peroxide is an Excellent Contact Lens Solution

Once you and your doctor have decided on the type of contact lenses you'll need, it's time to choose the most suitable contact lens solution...

Nearsightedness & Farsightedness – What Do They Mean?

Your Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, eye doctor explains Nearsightedness and farsightedness, officially termed myopia and hyperopia – respectively, are both refractive vision conditions. That...

Vision Screening vs. Comprehensive Eye Exam

Is there a difference between these types of eye exams? Many people believe that stopping in at their local pharmacy for a vision screening is...

Why Do My Eyes Burn?

The sensation of burning eyes can have several causes - read on to find out what they are and which treatment options are available.

Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

How much digital screen time is OK for kids?

Tips for avoiding computer vision syndrome Kids and their smartphones go hand in hand, rarely to be separated nowadays. It’s typical to find children of...

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...

Tips on How to Take Care of Your Eyes

Guidelines from your eye care specialist in Washington, D.C. There are many routine daily actions you can take to preserve your eye health and keep...

Is it Allergies or Dry Eyes?

Allergic reactions and Dry Eye Syndrome have overlapping symptoms. Read on to learn the differences and assess whether or not you should see an eye doctor.

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...

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 Washington, D.C. eye doctor The start of fall means back-to-school for kids of all ages – and our...

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...

Sleep Apnea & Glaucoma: Is there a Connection?

If you have sleep apnea, be sure to tell your eye doctor and to visit Washington Eye Doctors regularly for eye exams! A 2019 article published in The Journal of Glaucoma reported the results of a US-based study that involved more than 6,700 people over 40 years old, and a strong link was found between having glaucoma and sleep problems.

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 your eyes from harmful UV rays. Call 202-335-5032 to learn more.

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 vacation in your own backyard, don't forget to protect your eyes!

Cataract Awareness Month

With millions of people living with the condition, it’s now more important than ever to bring awareness to this serious condition. So what exactly are cataracts?

Your Eyes and Spring Allergies

Millions of people in the United States are treated for eye symptoms due to spring allergies, particularly when the level of grass pollen is high.

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

Whatever the cause, getting your kids to wear eyeglasses can be a parenting challenge. Our optometrist can help. Book your eye exam today 702-500-0525.

Toddlers With Myopia: Eyewear and Their Future

If your toddler has Myopia, you have a number of options for vision correction and treatment.

Playing Outside Helps Keep Kids’ Vision Healthy

Vitamin D is an essential part of your child's health overall. Their vision is no different. Your child should head outside often to keep their vision healthy.

Myopia – an epidemic across the nation (and the world)

Myopia, also known as Nearsightedness, is an increasingly common eye condition. There are new and effective treatments that work better than eyeglasses!

Scleral Lenses and Dry Eyes

Dry eyes often make wearing traditional contact lenses uncomfortable or impossible. Scleral Lenses are made differently, so wearing them is more comfortable.

Why choose an Optometrist who Specializes in Contacts vs Ophthalmologists

Why ask us about contacts? Because our optometrists in Washington have years of experience and specialize in contact lens exams & fittings!

Spring Dry Eyes

Spring Dry Eyes Spring is a time of renewal, when the harsh winter is just a memory and the outdoors seem to beckon us to...

Gritty Eyes

Gritty eyes can be hard and uncomfortable to deal with. At Washington Eye Doctors, our eye doctors are familiar with what causes gritty eyes, and how to help!

Mental Health and Your Vision

Did you know that your vision can affect your mental health? While things like stress, trauma, and family history are factors that impact mental health, vision can also impact it.

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

The Parkinson's Foundation has announced this year’s theme: #KeyToPD and Parkinson Canada advocates the same involvement.

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

There are some things you can do to minimize the discomfort throughout the spring season. Check out Our Top 5 Tips for Getting Through Ocular Allergy Season.

Women’s Health and Your Vision

International Women's Day is a time for women to focus inwards on their personal goals, relationships, and health. Let's talk about women and vision.

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

If you’ve ever gotten a headache or developed watery eyes after scrubbing down your kitchen counters, you may have a sensitivity to the chemicals in your household products.

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

Did you know that certain vision problems can mask themselves as behavioral or learning difficulties?

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

Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world. It is actually a group of diseases that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve.

World Braille Day 2019

Braille is a tactile representation of letters and numbers that can be utilized by people with vision loss to read using their fingers.

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,...

6 Summer Eye Care Tips

Start with Stylish Sunglasses in Washington, DC! Summer means that the sun shines bright and strong, giving us many clear days to spend outdoors. While...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Eye Drops to Treat Dry Eye in Washington, DC

Which eye drops for dry eye are best for you? Dry eye syndrome is a common problem nowadays. Besides yourself, you probably know others who...

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...

Tips for Coping with Dry Eyes in the Winter

How to Deal with Your Dry Eyes When Cold Winds Blow Dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition linked to a number of irritating symptoms,...

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....

Fall Allergies and How Washington Eye Doctors Can Help!

We Offer Allergy Relief for Eyes in Washington, DC The weather is finally cooling down and the vibrant summer blossoms are fading. So why are...

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...

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,...

Myopia Control Q&A with Dr. Rosenblatt

  Question: What is myopia? Dr. Rosenblatt: Myopia is commonly known as nearsightedness, which is the inability to see far away with your naked eye or...

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...

Dr. Rosenblatt Answers Your Dry Eye FAQ’s – Part 2

Question: Is there anything I can do to prevent getting ocular surface disease/dry eye? Dr. Rosenblatt: There are things that could help and that we recommend...

Dr. Rosenblatt Answers Your Dry Eye FAQ’s – Part 1

Question: What is Dry Eye Disease? Dr. Rosenblatt: In reality, dry eye is an old name for a very common problem. The new name is...

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.

Top 5 Things To Know About Multifocal Contact Lenses

Multifocal contact lenses provide the best of both worlds: no glasses, along with clear near and distance vision. Today, there are various multifocal contact lens...

“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.

Scleral Lenses – Are They For Me?

For people who would like to wear contact lenses but have not been successful before, or maybe your eye doctor told you were not able...

Hybrid Contact Lenses – All You Need to Know

Hybrid contact lenses are great for most patients with corneal astigmatism. There are many types of Hybrids available, including Multifocals. The special characteristics of a hybrid...

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:

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...

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Visit our new optometry website for information about our Practice.

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

It Could Be Pink Eye.