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Popular Benefits of Sports Vision Enhancement Aug 1st, 2022

Whatever sport you play, you probably rely on your visual acuity to help you excel. But what if a vision issue affects your reaction time or hand-eye coordination? Sports vision enhancement can help improve your visual skills so you can stay sharp on the field 一 and it’s a service available...

Signs You’re a Candidate for Laser Eye Surgery Jul 1st, 2022

If you’ve worn eyeglasses for years, you may find it hard to imagine a world where you’re not as dependent on them. But laser eye surgery can make that dream a reality. Laser eye surgery relies on the power of lasers to correct refractive errors and improve your vision. Although it’s a...

Preventing Vision Loss from Diabetic Retinopathy Jun 1st, 2022

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of vision loss for people around the world. According to the World Health Organization, 3.9 million people struggle with vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy, making it the fifth most common cause of vision loss.  Other causes of vision loss include refractive...

5 Ways to Manage Glaucoma May 1st, 2022

Glaucoma is a complex disease characterized by optic nerve damage that can lead to progressive and permanent vision loss. Early intervention plays a big role in preserving your eyesight. In this article, our team at Maryland Eye Care Center shares five ways that you can manage glaucoma.  Why glaucoma treatments matter There are different types...

Tips on How to Relieve Spring Eye Allergies Apr 1st, 2022

Spring is officially here 一 and so are seasonal allergies! While nasal symptoms often take the allergy spotlight, eye allergies shouldn’t be taken lightly.  Spring eye allergies, also known as seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, can interfere with your ability to see clearly (due to dry eyes), function outside (especially if you’re...

What Are Pterygium and Pinguecula and How Are They Treated? Mar 1st, 2022

Pterygium and pinguecula are two types of growths that form on your eye. If they get large enough, they can impact your vision. But even before they grow too big, they can cause bothersome symptoms such as dry eye and itchiness.  Our team here at Maryland Eye Care Center in...

How to Protect Your Eyes as You Age Feb 1st, 2022

As you age, it’s normal to experience changes to your vision. This includes dealing with new prescriptions, struggling to see up close, having trouble differentiating colors, and needing more time to transition from one light level to another.  As a result, for example, you might find it much harder to...

Your Specialty Contact Lens Options for Clearer Vision Jan 9th, 2022

The most common type of contact lenses are called spherical lenses, which have a uniform, rounded shape. If you’ve tried standard spherical lenses and aren’t happy with the results, it’s important to know that spherical lenses aren’t your only option.  Specialty contact lenses are contact lenses designed to address your...

Premium Cataract Surgery Dec 1st, 2021

Cataracts refer to an age-related eye condition where the lens in your eye becomes clouded. Starting in your 40s, your risk of developing cataracts begins to gradually increase; about half of all Americans have cataracts by age 75.  Without treatment, cataracts impact your ability to see clearly, causing cloudy vision,...

Celebrate Your Best Look with Our Curated Eyewear Collection Nov 1st, 2021

Eyeglasses enable you to see clearly, of course, but they also allow you to express your personality and style. Updating your look can be as simple as choosing a new pair of eyeglasses at Maryland Eye Care Center in Silver Spring and Hyattville, Maryland.  If you’re ready for new frames,...

Restore Your Sight with Cataract Surgery Oct 1st, 2021

Cataracts are common in the United States, affecting more than 24 million people over the age of 40. Nearly half of Americans develop cataracts by age 75.  Cataracts can cause poor night vision, cloudy vision, halos around light, difficulty reading, and light sensitivity. You might also notice that colors seem...

Take These Steps to Relieve Digital Eye Strain Sep 5th, 2021

From smartphones to tablets to computers, the overwhelming majority of Americans (including children) use screens for several hours each day. Telecommuting, remote learning, and social networking have become the norm thanks to advances in technology.  While technology is no doubt good for productivity and staying connected, it can lead to...

When Is the Right Time to Consider Cataract Surgery? Aug 16th, 2021

Cataracts develop slowly over time, clouding the lens of your eye and causing blurry vision or other symptoms. However, cataracts don’t always disturb your eyesight early on. If your quality of vision becomes compromised, you should schedule a visit with your ophthalmologist.  If you’re diagnosed with cataracts, you aren’t alone....

The Importance of Having Regular Eye Exams Jul 1st, 2021

Eye exams are important for people of all ages to help ensure healthy eyesight and detect signs of eye disease or conditions that can affect your overall health. When you come in for an appointment with our team of ophthalmologists and optometrists at Maryland Eye Care Center in Silver Spring...

Who’s at Highest Risk of Developing Glaucoma? Jun 22nd, 2021

Over 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma, but it is estimated that only half of them know they have the disease.  At Maryland Eye Care Center in Silver Spring and Hyattsville, Maryland, our team of ophthalmologists and optometrists specializes in diagnosing and treating glaucoma, an eye disease...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Cataracts May 1st, 2021

Cataracts are common as you age. For example, over 50% of Americans 80 and older either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove them.  Cataracts can occur when you’re younger as a result of a preexisting condition (such as diabetes), previous eye surgery, too much sun exposure, or the...

Tips for Relieving Spring Eye Allergies Apr 18th, 2021

Spring is here, and the warmer weather and blossoming foliage are tempting you to get outside. Unfortunately, spring allergies can wreak havoc on your eyes and cause miserable symptoms. At Maryland Eye Care Center, our team of experienced ophthalmologists and optometrists understands eye allergies and how to provide relief. We...

Coping With Chronic Dry Eye Mar 19th, 2021

Dry eye is a common medical problem and one that often turns chronic, especially as you age. Each time you blink, your eyelids spread tears across the cornea, the eye’s front surface. Tears serve a number of functions, including:  Provide lubrication Wash away foreign matter Reduce the risk of an...

The Importance of Having Regular Eye Exams Even If You Have Perfect Vision Feb 8th, 2021

We understand that it’s hard to keep up with the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But, the one place you shouldn’t cut corners involves regular eye exams. Most people put off these important appointments until they start having vision problems. But, an eye exam is important for protecting your...

How to Stop the Progression of Glaucoma Feb 8th, 2021

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that gets progressively worse with time, even leading to permanent blindness. However, taking the right steps can protect your optic nerve and preserve your sight. At Maryland Eye Care Center, our team is committed to providing outstanding eye care for individuals of all ages...

Maryland Eye Care Center COVID-19 Safety Protocol May 31st, 2020

Maryland Eye Care Center is excited to welcome you to our spacious new office in Hyattsville. We have implemented safety procedures to keep our team and our patients safe upon return to our practice. We can't wait to see you! https://mdeyecarecenter.com/   To Our Valued Patients, We are grateful for...