Capitol Hill dry eyes
Have your eyes become scratchy and irritated, and has your vision become intermittently blurred? If so, you will want to visit us at Metropolitan Optical where our top-notch optometrist, Dr. Saba Ayalew, can determine whether or not the symptoms are being caused by Capitol Hill dry eyes.
Many patients come to see us with these vision symptoms, particularly in the winter when dry eye symptoms can become more bothersome than usual. This is because the dry winter weather can either aggravate current dry eye symptoms, or even cause patients to suffer with dry eye for the first time. Dry eye is a condition when the eyes do not manufacture enough tears to lubricate and nourish the eyes, or the tears that are being created are not of a good enough quality. Many older adults suffer with this vision problem. People who work in certain environmental conditions, or who take certain medications can also be more prone to developing dry eye. Moreover, dry eye can become extremely troublesome in the winter. The cold winter weather is very dry and can greatly aggravate symptoms. Cold winter winds can quickly dry your eyes when you are outside. It is recommended that you wear wraparound sunglasses to protect your eyes from the cold breezes whenever you are outside. Indoors, the situation is also bad for dry eye sufferers. This is because many buildings and homes have forced air heating systems which dry out the air even more. Our eye doctor will let you know whether or not you are suffering with Capitol Hill dry eyes, and possibly prescribe eye drops which will keep your eyes well-lubricated and comfortable. Dry eye in itself is not a serious condition, but if left untreated it can cause permanent damage to the cornea.
For an appointment to see our eye doctor regarding diagnosis and treatment for your Capitol Hill dry eyes, contact us today.
Capitol Hill emergency eye doctor
Even though we use them every day, many people are unsure about when to consider an eye condition an emergency. Getting immediate help when experiencing an eye emergency can be key to preserving or saving your health and vision. Blurry vision, eye redness, eye itchiness, floaters, headaches, sudden vision loss, and eye strain are all reasons to visit our Capitol Hill emergency eye doctor at Metropolitan Optical.
Many of these symptoms (and more) may be indicative of severe problems like eye infections, adverse reactions to contact lenses, or chemical exposure. Our eyes react to our environment, and when something goes wrong, you should always take it seriously. Sometimes an eye emergency can result from lacerations to the eye or eyelid from some physical injury. Sports related injuries are all too common. Sometimes eye injuries should be dealt with by going to the emergency room immediately. Others are still emergencies, but can be checked out by our Capitol Hill emergency doctor. We always take your concerns and ailments into serious consideration, and do all we can to mitigate the problem and any pain right away.
During an eye emergency it is important to try and not panic. Have someone drive you, or take a cab to our Capitol Hill emergency eye doctor right away. Even if your vision isn’t totally impaired from the condition, without knowing what the cause is there is no way to know if your vision will suddenly become blurred or deteriorate. We want all our patients to arrive safely! It is also a good idea to give us a call at Metropolitan Optical and let us know your symptoms. When you visit us, we do our best to see our emergency patients as quickly as possible, assessing the severity of the situation first and foremost. When you visit us with your eye emergencies, you are doing yourself a great service. Protect your eye health and eyesight by choosing us – let us handle the rest.
Capitol Hill eye doctor
Low vision is a term that is used to describe when your vision cannot be improved with eyeglasses, contact lenses, surgery, or medication. Here at Metropolitan Optical Capitol Hill eye doctor we offer low vision therapy as a service to our valued patients so that you can get the most of out of the vision that you still have.
The first thing that is vital to understand is that low vision is not a disease. It is a result of the effects of one or more eye diseases that have caused you to lose a significant amount of your eyesight. Among the conditions that can lead to you needing low vision therapy from our Capitol Hill eye doctor are glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Most commonly, low vision is a concern that increases with age, but this is not always the case. There is no one sign or indiction that would determine the need for low vision therapy, but some symptoms to be aware of include losing your ability to see detail, reduced peripheral vision, persistent double vision, difficulties climbing or descending stairs, problems in distinguishing colors, and having a hard time navigating along the edges of curbs. Fortunately, our Capitol Hill eye doctor is a specialist when it comes to low vision therapy. With the help of advanced equipment like special therapy glasses, closed circuit TVs, telescopic and other electronic devices, all of which our office can work with you to obtain, you can recapture and maintain a higher level of productivity and independence. Lifestyle adjustments are also typically recommended, with the goal of making it easier for you to work, get around your home, and enjoy your favorite leisure activities.
Our Capitol Hill eye doctor understands that having low vision can be frustrating and frightening. But with our knowledgeable and compassionate eye care, there is every reason to feel optimistic about your life moving forward. Schedule an appointment with us today.