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Eye Care Center in Washington DC

Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma in Washington DC

Eye care center in Washington DC

Eye care center in Washington DC

If you want to see an eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam, and glaucoma testing, you should visit us at our vision practice, Metropolitan Optical. At our eye care center in Washington DC, patients can be seen by our expert optometrist, Dr. Saba Ayalew, for diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and other eye diseases.

It is very important to have comprehensive eye exams at least every year to make sure that you are not developing any serious eye diseases or disorders. Many eye diseases, such as glaucoma, show no symptoms in the early stages, so an eye exam is imperative. It is during the diseases early stage that the eye disease needs to be diagnosed and treated in order to avoid permanent vision damage. When a patient comes to our eye care Center in Washington DC for a comprehensive eye exam, they can easily and painlessly have their eyes tested for glaucoma in less than a minute. Glaucoma is actually a group of eye conditions that result in permanent optic nerve damage. When this occurs, the patient will experience vision loss. Glaucoma-related vision loss is usually caused by abnormally high intraocular pressure, which can usually be easily treated with medicated eye drops. If our eye doctor finds that your eye pressure is high, additional testing may be needed to determine whether or not you definitively have glaucoma. However, if you are found to have glaucoma, our eye doctor will most likely be able to treat glaucoma in the early stage with medicated eye drops which will be self-administered by the patient on a daily basis. These eye drops will keep your intraocular pressure low and will keep vision damage from occurring. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, so it is extremely important that this eye disease is found and treated early.

For an appointment to have an eye exam and, testing at our eye care center in Washington DC, contact us today.

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

Capitol Hill Dry Eyes

Dry Eyes and Winter weather in Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill dry eyes

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.

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

Washington D.C. Myopia Treatment

Myopia optometrist

Washington D.C. myopia treatment

Washington D.C. myopia treatment

Myopia is the clinical term for what many people refer to as nearsightedness. When you can see well up close, but you have difficulties focusing on things that are further off in the distance, you are considered to have myopia. It is a very common vision problem that is easily corrected with either prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. That is our Washington D.C. myopia treatment. At Metropolitan Optical, we recommend a yearly eye exam with our optometrist for all our valued customers. As part of a complete checkup, you will be tested not only for myopia, but also hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia, all of which have an impact on your ability to see to your best ability. Even if you already wear corrective lenses, your may be able to benefit from an updated prescription. Just seeing okay shouldn’t be good enough. The sharpest and clearest vision you can achieve is our goal.

Myopia is caused due to the curvature of your cornea. When it’s shaped properly, light enters your eye through the cornea, and reaches the retina in the center. This is what results in normal vision. But with myopia, the curve of your cornea causes the light to hit the front of your retina instead. As a result, your ability to see things that are not nearby becomes compromised. And while it is most certainly not a dangerous condition, it is not ideal and can lead to difficulties, like having to squint to read the menu behind the counter of your favorite coffee shop; and even situations that are unsafe, such as when you need to see street signs while driving. That is why you need our Washington D.C. myopia treatment.

In many cases, myopia is inherited. If either of your parents are nearsighted, it increases the possibility that you will be. And if both parents are myopic, you are far more likely to have it affect you. Other risk factors for myopia include keratoconus, a degenerative disease of the cornea; and having cataracts. During your eye exam at our office, you will screened for keratoconus and cataracts, as well as other common eye diseases, such as glaucoma. Our Washington D.C. myopia treatment is made easier by our large selection of designer frames for your eyeglasses and a variety of contact lenses to suit your lifestyle needs.

1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20006
Phone: 202.730.9787

Washington D.C. Eye Care

Importance of a yearly eye examination

Washington D.C. eye care

Washington D.C. eye care

Many people are not aware of just how important regular eye care is for their overall health. In order to make sure that you were completely healthy, and helps to see all the necessary medical specialists, including your local eye doctor. Just as you would visit your general physician for an annual physical, it is important that you see in eye doctor for a yearly examination as well. Here at Metropolitan Optical, our Washington DC eye care eye doctors can provide you with everything that you and your family need in order to make sure that your eye health is where it should be in that you get the treatment that you require if necessary.

In addition to seeing your eye doctor for her yearly examination, there are plenty of other reasons as to why you might need to visit your eye doctor which should not go ignored. People who are at a greater risk of developing eye diseases should make sure that they see their eye doctor for a prescribed amount of visits throughout the year in order to properly screen for whatever diseases they may be prone to getting. If you have any eye allergies it is just as important that you get regular care from a eye care specialist. With the right medication, any of our eye doctors here at metropolitan optical can help to control, weaken or even eliminate your troublesome allergy symptoms. If you happen to have any kind of vision impairment, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, it is important that you have your vision checked annually in order to make sure that any optical prescriptions are up-to-date and that changes are made if necessary. But even if you believe that you generally have a good eye health, if you were not at risk for any eye diseases or if you have no known vision impairments, it is still incredibly important that you see in eye doctor and get the proper Washington DC I care that you need. Anyone can develop an eye disease, and vision impairment can occur later on in life, even in people who have had perfect 20/20 vision for most of their lives. Additionally, and I don’t you can help when it comes to conditions such as I infections or I injuries which require immediate medical attention.

If you are overdue for an eye exam or have any pertinent eye related problems that you wish to have investigated by a specialist, call us here at Metropolitan Optical in order to schedule an appointment, with the proper Washington DC eye care you can always be sure that your eyes are in good hands and that they’re in good health as well.

1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20006
Phone: 202.730.9787

Contact lenses in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.contact lens exams

Contact lenses offer several advantages over eyeglasses when it comes to vision correction, convenience, and appearance. At Metropolitan Optical, we want you to know that there continue to be advancements in the technology and construction of contacts. The ones being offered today provide better vision and are easier to wear than even the ones from a few years ago. When you come in for our contact lenses in Washington D.C., we ensure not only that you will achieve the best vision that you’re capable of having, but also that they are the right choice for the current state of your eyes. We do this through a contact lens exam prior to fitting you for your lenses.

The basic breakdown of contact lenses is a choice between soft and hard lenses. While hard lenses may take a little more effort to grow accustomed to, sharper and clearer vision are a benefit of them and they are typically the best choice for addressing severe nearsightedness or astigmatism. Soft lenses come in four basic varieties to meet your lifestyle needs: daily wear, extended wear, disposable, and color-changing. But now, there are two great new innovations among our contact lenses in Washington D.C. With 1 Day ACUVUE TrueEye™ lenses, you get a daily disposable that that lets your eyes breathe like never before. And they’re comfortable to wear all day long. And with Bausch & Lomb PureVision multi-focal lenses, correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism with unprecedented efficiency. There has never been a better time to wear contacts.

A contact lens exam is the way that we ensure that your prescription will give you maximum benefit and cause you no fuss, trouble, difficulties, or discomfort. Our optometrist will check your eyelids, conjunctiva, and corneas, including their curvature. These are the parts of your eyes that your contacts will be touching. It’s important to detect any potential issues ahead of fitting you for your lenses. This is just another part of our ongoing commitment to you, our valued patient, that extends far beyond selling you contact lenses. Whether you already wear contacts or have never done so before, call us today to schedule a contact lens exam and get started.

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

10 Tips for Preserving Eye Health

As we grow older, we experience weaker vision. In addition, our risk for vision problems that can affect our lifestyle and independence increases.

Vision problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy are common among older adults. You can’t prevent your eyes from aging, but you can slow age-related damage by taking care of your eye health.

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