Loudoun Eye Associates

The Optometrists and the staff at Loudoun Eye Associates are committed to providing our patients with a warm and personalized eye care experience like no other.

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You'll Never Use Halloween Contact Lenses After Reading This Teen's Horrific Story

Don’t get a scare from your contact lenses this Halloween! All contact lenses - even decorative lenses - should be purchased from an optometrist or licensed contact lens seller, using a prescription only. Contact lenses are regulated medical devices that require proper fit and accordance with safety standards. Wearing contact lenses that were purchased without a prescription could cause irritation, infections, allergies, corneal abrasions (cuts on the surface of the eye) and even vision loss. No costume is worth the risk:

refinery29.com She may never recover full vision in one eye.

Today is World Sight Day and this year’s theme is Eye Care Everywhere. According to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness 1.2 billion people don’t have access to eyewear and what’s more - over 75% of the world’s vision impairment is avoidable. While worldwide blindness and vision impairment has seen a slight decline, it’s not enough. 89% of people with vision impairment live in low or middle-income countries. The goal of World Sight Day is to promote Eye Care Everywhere to find solutions to ensure that these populations have eye health awareness and access to eye care and eyesight.

Sleep is essential to maintain good health for your whole body including your eyes. Sleep deprivation can extend to more serious complications than dry eyes and dark circles. Make sure to get a good night of rest every night!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Like many vision-threatening eye diseases, successful prevention and treatment of breast cancer comes from awareness and preventative care such as regular exams and knowing your family history. Don’t wait until it’s too late, schedule your regular medical screenings and spread the word!

How is the school year going? Do you know that 80% of learning is visual? If your child is having a hard time in school, make sure to get a comprehensive eye exam! An eye exam is the easiest test to take!

Stiff neck, blurred vision, eye strain, dry eyes, headache, shoulder pain….these are all signs of computer vision syndrome. Follow the 20/20/20 rule, every 20 minutes focus on something 20 feet away for 20 seconds!

If your #child is diagnosed with a learning-related vision problem, vision therapy is an option. Prescribing #eyeglasses full-time or for specific tasks such as reading is also another option.

Make sure to schedule your child’s #EyeExam along with their wellness exam.

Autumn is here! Ready to see the colors yellow and orange take over?!

Eye Facts: Did you know that an ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain?

Ruling out simple refractive errors is the first step in making sure your child is visually ready for school.

Schedule your child’s eye exam online or give us a call.

Romaine lettuce contains lots of vitamins including vitamin A which is good for your eyes and vision. What other veggies do you know of that promote healthy vision?

Eye Truth or Eye Myth?: Reading in the dark will worsen your eyesight.
Myth: While reading in the dark might cause eyestrain or headaches, it will not impact your vision.

When a #child is having a difficult time in school - from learning to read to understanding fractions to seeing the board - many parents and teachers believe it is due to #vision problems.

Make sure to schedule your child’s eye exam along with their wellness exam.

Everyone has their own way of adjusting their glasses, which one are you? Comment below!

September is Sports Eye Safety Month! There are thousands of sports-related eye injuries every year. 1 in 3 of these involve kids and 90% can be prevented using proper eye protection.

Happy Labor Day to all of our patients, friends, and family!

#Vision and #learning are intimately related. Experts say that roughly 80% of what a #child learns in school is information that is presented visually. Good vision is essential for students of all ages to reach their full academic potential.

Schedule your child’s eye exam online or give us a call.

Contact us now to schedule your yearly eye exam!

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5 ways to protect your vision

5 Tips for Healthy Sight

medicalnewstoday.com Are you worried about your eyes? We have compiled some top tips to help you maintain healthy sight, boost eye health, and prevent eye-related diseases.

🎶If there's something strange going on with your eyes, who you gonna call… CALL US! 🎶Even if there is nothing strange going on with your eyes, annual eye exams take a closer look at the overall health of your eyes. Contact us to schedule your annual eye exam!

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Alluring Rare Eye Colors That'll Cast a Spell on You

Alluring Rare Eye Colors:

youtube.com Fascinated by rare eye colors? Eyes are perhaps the most beautiful part of your body, and eye colors come in many attractive shades, varying from the darkest...

A new school year needs a new eye exam. Start with #1 on your back to school to-do list and schedule an eye exam for your child TODAY!

Don’t forget to pack your 100% UV blocking sunglasses and a large brimmed hat for optimal eye protection!

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Mediterranean diet reduces risk for AMD

An eye healthy diet: New research shows that the Mediterranean diet reduces risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

aoa.org The popular Mediterranean diet-rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil, fish, nuts, lean meat and whole grains-not only does your heart good, but also your eyes.

Back to school time can be so busy and hectic, why not check eye exam off of your to-do list! Getting an eye exam before school starts can ensure a smooth sailing school year.

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Dolphins Keep an Eye Out While Sleeping

Dolphins keep an eye out while sleeping:

livescience.com Dolphins keep watching and listening even while 'asleep.'

Ohhhhh back to school time! Help your child get a great start with an eye exam. After all, 80% of learning in children is visual!

Summer is berry season, so eat your berries for eye health! Strawberries, blueberries and other berries are rich in phytonutrients (nutrients from plants) and vitamins such as A and C which protect your eyes against diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.

It’s National Eye Exam Month! Make sure your kids start off the year with their best foot forward! Don’t forget to schedule their back to school eye exams!

Did you know?

Back to school can sneak up on you but, you can stay ahead of the game by scheduling an eye exam for your child before school starts! Visit our website or give us a call.

It’s World Emoji Day! Describe how you're feeling with an emoji...

Have fun in the sun with a good ole pair of sunglasses!

Different colored eyes day was established to celebrate the inherent diversity in our world where there are so many different eye colors and to bring awareness to a condition called heterochromia. Heterochromia is a genetic condition which results in a differentiation in eye color with the person either having two different colored irises, one part of the iris that is a different color from the rest or spots of different colors around the pupil. Many famous people have the condition including actresses, Mila Kunis and Jane Seymore and actors Dan Aykroyd and Simon Pegg.

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Shooting Lasers From Your Eyes, Almost Like Superman, Is Now A Reality

Is REAL laser vision on the horizon?

forbes.com Finally, science is working to provide us the seemingly absurd superpowers we were promised in comic books, even for those of us who weren't raised on Krypton.

Oooooooh say can you seeeeee?!🎶 Happy Independence Day! Remember to keep your eyes protected when shooting off fireworks. Here are a few tips to follow: make sure there is a responsible adult present, don't drink alcohol before or while lighting fireworks, protect your eyes with safety glasses, light fireworks in a clear outdoor area, have sufficient water handy, make sure fireworks are completely diffused before throwing them away in a metal bin far away from anything flammable, and don’t try to relight a dud firework, after 20 minutes… toss it! Have fun and stay safe!

Independence Day is on it’s way! Make sure you take proper precautions and don’t play with fireworks, especially without proper protection. You could lose your vision and a lot more!

😟 Eye emergencies can be very painful and scary. If you’re ever in an eye emergency situation, here is what you need to know:

Happy National Sunglasses Day! What sunglasses are you rockin’ today? Post your pictures below!

Eagles have superb eyesight! If we had an eagle’s eyesight, we could see a bug crawling from the top of a 10-story building!

Happy Father’s Day to all the cool pops!

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Nutrition and the eye

An important read about nutrition and eye health

rnib.org.uk Eating a healthy balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables may help to keep your eyes healthy and prevent the development of some eye conditions.

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