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Washington DC Eye Doctor

Optometrist Washington DC

When it comes to our eyesight, proper care and hygiene is necessary for optimum eye health for you and your family. Eyes are a precious thing and can get infections from viruses and bacteria that may occur in different parts of your eyes. The most common eye infection our Washington DC eye doctor treats is conjunctivitis, and is most common in children. This type of infectious conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a common cold virus called adenovirus. We also want you to be aware that viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious since the virus can spread from the eye to the hands that then touch doorknobs, towels, faucets, and various surfaces that other people also touch. Adults can also contract pinkeye but it does last longer in children.

Pink Eye Treatment Washington DC

Pink Eye Treatment Washington DC

Pink eye is an inflammation, or infection, of the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of your eyelid (conjunctiva), and covers the white part of your eye. Although pink eye is considered a minor infection, it can definitely turn into something much more serious when not treated properly. If your pink eye developed due to wearing contact lenses, our Washington DC eye doctor at Metropolitan Optical may recommend that you switch to a different type of contact lens, or disinfection solution and, stop wearing the lenses until the infection clears up.

Using state-of-the-art instruments to guarantee the most precise eye exam and diagnosis, our Washington DC eye doctor offers expert treatment of pink eye. When it comes to treating your eye infection, we have three main goals that we focus on. First and foremost is our patient’s comfort, second is to reduce the course of the infection or inflammation, and, finally, to prevent any further spread of the infection. Fortunately, pink eye usually clears up with prompt treatment such as prescription antibiotic eye drops, ointments, and compresses. You can also help prevent pink eye by washing your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes, or eyelids, and certainly before handling your contact lenses. Depending on the main cause of your eye infection, our Washington DC eye doctor may also prescribe antibiotics, or antiviral medications, to be taken orally. We remind all our patients that pink eye is a highly contagious infection so cleanliness is crucial.

Eye Infections Washington DC
1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20006
(202) 730-9787

Washington DC Optometrist

Eye Care 20006

When was your last eye exam? Your eyes are some of the most valuable tools each day, and it is important not to take your eye and vision health for granted. Our Washington DC optometrist and the rest of the staff here at Metropolitan Optical firmly believe in the importance of preventative eye care—mainly, the importance of receiving regular eye exams. Eye exams are such an important part of preventative eye care because they allow our Washington DC optometrist to uncover and diagnose any eye conditions or developing issues even before you aware of any symptoms, in some cases.

Eye Exams 20006

Eye Exams 20006

During your eye exam here at Metropolitan Optical, our Washington DC optometrist will administer a series of tests in order to: determine your eyeglass prescription or update it if necessary, evaluate your binocular function, assess your eye health and check for common eye conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal disorders, and also to dilate your pupils as needed. Some tests involved throughout the exam include: a retinal examination, a slit lamp examination, a testing of your visual acuity, corneal topography, and more. The results of all of these assorted tests come together to form an in-depth evaluation of your eye health and visual abilities, allowing our Washington DC optometrist to give you any necessary medical advice or recommend procedures as needed.

These exams are important parts of keeping your eye health and vision in good shape as you grow older, and as your eyes and vision change throughout the different phases of your life.
If you would like to learn more about our eye exams or any of the other services provided by our Washington DC optometrist, we encourage you to visit the main Metropolitan Optical website in order to browse through some additional information. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, the friendly staff members here are ready and waiting to assist you. Feel free to contact us either by phone or online. You can also schedule your next visit with us by phone or online. We look forward to your next visit with us here at Metropolitan Optical.

Eye Exams Washington DC
1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20006
(202) 730-9787