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Eye Allergies

Eye Allergies

Eye AllergiesGetting a handle on eye allergies Treatment and daily care Spring is here, and with it comes allergies. Just like allergies can affect your nose and throat, they can also affect your eyes. Symptoms include itching, watering, redness, light sensitivity,...

Makeup for Sensitive Eyes

Makeup for Sensitive Eyes

Makeup for Sensitive Eyes Be CarefulMakeup's Impact on Your Eyes Be careful where you put your makeup, especially eyeliner. Just inside the eyelashes, closest to our eye, there is a row of small orifices that secrete a special type of oil that keeps the tears from...

Color Blindness

Color Blindness

Color Blindness Color Vision Deficiency What is Color Blindness? Color. It affects every part of our lives. Color is emotional, experiential, and tactical. It gives art life. It entices us to eat certain foods and buy certain jewelry, and sometimes it literally...

About Dry Eye

About Dry Eye

About dry eye it's common, and can be helped.About Dry Eye One of the more common problems we diagnose in our patients is Dry Eye. Dry Eye is more of a layman’s term. The term stands for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction which involves the production and drainage of tears...

Myopia Management

Myopia Management

MYOPIA MANAGEMENT Children's VisionMyopia Management    Children inherit myopia from their parents. Its most often diagnosed between the ages of 8 and 12 years. However, early childhood myopia is now seen between the ages of 5 and 7 years. When the body rapidly...

Contacts

Contacts

Contacts Best in class lenses Whether you’re interested in trying contact lenses for the first time or have been wearing them for years, we offer the experienced care and state-of-the-art technology you need to wear contact lenses safely and comfortably. We are often...

Dry Eye

Dry eye clinic We're here for you!Dry Eye There are roughly 30 million people in the United States and over 300 million worldwide who have been diagnosed with dry eye. Most have learned to live with eye discomfort and have become dependent on drops or other treatment...

Low Vision

Low Vision

LOW VISION We're here for you!Low Vision There are solutions! Sadly, millions of Americans have suffered significant vision loss due to disease, age, birth defect or trauma. These patients, whose vision cannot be adequately improved by glasses, contact lenses or...

Optomap

digital imaging Finding The Right Solution Optomap Get the most accurate view for the best eye health solutions. We pride ourselves on providing our patients with the best possible standard of care; because of this we now perform the Optomap Retinal Exam on all of our...

Importance of Eyesight and Your Health

Importance of Eyesight and Your Health

Healthy Eyes Keep Your Vision StrongYour Health and Your Eyes It's all connected We all want to protect our eyesight and overall health for ourselves and our family – that is why regular eye exams are important. Regular eye care and exams can protect and prevent many...

High Blood Pressure and Eye Disease

High Blood Pressure and Eye Disease

High blood pressure We're here for you!High Blood Pressure And your eyes Along with causing heart and kidney problems, untreated high blood pressure can also affect your eyesight and lead to eye disease. Hypertension can cause damage to the blood vessels in the...

Floaters and Flashes

Floaters and Flashes

FlOATERS and flashers What was that??Floaters and Flashers   What are floaters? Floaters, also referred to as spots, are small, cloudy particles within the vitreous, the gel-like fluid that fills the inside of your eyes. They appear as small specs, clouds or...

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis

ConjunctivitisConjunctivitis  Conjunctivitis is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in children and adults. Often called "pink eye," it is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and the white of the...

OCULAR MIGRAINES

OCULAR MIGRAINES

Ocular Migraines It's common.Ocular Migraines   “What the heck is happening to my vision?” We see patients almost every month who have experienced sudden dramatic visual effects that can quite scary, especially the first time it happens. The most common cause for...

Why Are My Eyes Red??

Why Are My Eyes Red??

WHy are my eye's red Why are My Eyes Red? Welcome to a new series called "Answering Your Questions!" We aim to respond to some of the questions we often hear from our patients at the office. Our first is called: Why Are My Eyes Red? As you might imagine this is a...

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Our COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

We're Here for You! During the COVID-19 pandemic our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our patients and staff. We have changed our schedule to accommodate social distancing and will gradually over the next 6 weeks be adding additional appointment slots....

Glasses for Screen Time

Americans of all ages are spending more time in front of digital devices like computer monitors, tablets, and smart phones.  While this technology has changed the way we search for information, communicate, and entertain ourselves it has also created a new type of...

Greener Eyes: Environmentally Friendly Eye Care

Greener Eyes: Environmentally Friendly Eye Care Environmental sustainability is becoming more important in all aspects of our life. As we discover more about how personal and corporate decisions impact our world, we are forced to examine how things can be done better...

5 Children’s Vision Tips for Summer

We typically think the school year is the time to be concerned about children’s vision. We want them to see well in the classroom and be able to read and do homework comfortably. But summer brings outdoor activities and more free time which may be spent in front of...

Laser Correction in our Family

On March 23 Doctor McGrew's son Wesley had laser vision correction performed by Dr. Andy Holzman at the TLC Center in Tysons Corner. Dr. McGrew was with his son in the surgical suite and is happy to report the recovery process has been smooth and Wesley is thrilled...

CHRPE and Colon Cancer

Another reason to have your eyes checked regularly! Freckles in Your Eye Can Identify Risk of Colon Cancer A common pigment spot in the retina can be associated with a hereditary form of intestinal polyps that may become cancerous. Congenital Hypertrophy of the...

EYES (a poem by Brook Zimmerman)

EYES It started with the flick of an eye When my whole life changed around me Every second had counted Every second was now gone I wish I could push the rewind button   I would do anything to get my old life back More so to get my old self back But the job as...

The Sad Kitty – Creepy Tales!!

CREEPY TALES FROM THE EYE SCARE CENTER OF LEESBURG   The Sad Kitty Jenny loves Halloween and was super excited about wearing her cute kitty costume to some rocking parties.   She also loves her contact lenses but recently she’s gotten lazy with them. She...

New Lens Technology Helps Wearers Drive More Safely

Of course it should be safer to drive wearing your prescription glasses but did you know high tech options could enhance your vision even further allowing you to react more quickly to potential hazards on the road? • Anti-reflective coatings reduce distracting glare...

Having Trouble Reading Small Print? Use Your Phone?

Having Trouble Reading Small Print? Use Your Phone? It’s frustrating and potentially embarrassing to not be able to focus on small print or small details. If you have reading glasses you may be fine, but what if you don’t have your glasses handy or if things are too...

Shades on the Slopes!

Wearing sunglasses everyday can help protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation that creates cataracts. People remember to wear their sunglasses during the summer, but often forget about the winter.   Choose sunglasses or goggles that offer 99...

Flex Spending Accounts and Your New Eyewear!

It's that time of year again. If you have a flexible spending account keep in mind that prescription eyewear, including sunglasses, sports eyewear, and computer glasses DO qualify for FLEX SPENDING.   As do contact lenses . . . And eye examinations . . . Do you...

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to our amazing friends! We have many things to be thankful for this holiday season including health, friends, and family, as well as the freedom and economic opportunity we enjoy here in the United States. I also want to express my thanks to our...

A Leading Edge Conference in Denver

Dr. McGrew attends the conference of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) in Denver. The Academy's conference includes lectures and workshops, symposia and scientific lecture and poster presentations. The exhibitor's hall included Google Glass this year. Dr. McGrew...

Look Great and See Clearly for the Holidays!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Whether we’re visiting family or our families are coming to visit us, inevitably someone is going to want to take our picture at some point. When asked, over 62% of our patients agreed that they would rather be wearing their...

Why Bono Sports His Shades

In Darian Lusk's recent CBS News article, he discusses the medical reason Bono always wears sunglasses. In the article, Bono says he's had glaucoma for over 20 years. Glaucoma is usually symptomless, gradually stealing away peripheral vision without pain or light...