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Vision vs. Medical Insurance

Here at Optics&EYECARE, our Ashburn eye doctor, Dr. Seema Mohanan, is dedicated to providing you, your family, and your friends with the highest quality vision and eye care. Whether you need a routine eye exam or have a concern about your eye health...


March is Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month

Now that it’s Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month we need to think about eye protection at work. When there is successful eye protection the number of injuries declines precipitously...


Different Types of Contact Lenses

At Optics&EYECARE in Ashburn, we offer a wide variety of contact lens types. The right lens for you might depend on your eyesight, your lifestyle or even your job. After getting a comprehensive eye examination, your optometrist will sit down with you to discuss exactly what type of lenses are right for you...


Swimming While Wearing Contact Lenses

Our Ashburn optometrist understands that summer months are full of unexpected delights. We know that residents of Ashburn, Sterling, Waxpool, Lansdowne, Brambleton, and Broadlands have many opportunities to be outside and enjoy the water during beautiful summer days...


5 Common Causes of Bloodshot Eyes

Bloodshot eyes are so common that comments involving them are staples of popular culture yet what is it that causes bloodshot eyes? It turns out that many things can cause this condition and some, however, call for a visit to an eye doctor...


Pink Eye Symptoms and Treatment

Pink eye is medically known as conjunctivitis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the eyelid and/or the surface of the eye. The eye ailment can be caused by bacteria or viruses, allergies, dry eye, and certain airborne chemicals...


Focus on Workplace Eye Health and Safety

Surprisingly, approximately 2,000 eye injuries happen on the job to American workers every day, according to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. For Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month coming up in March...


Keeping Your Eye Health in Mind When Choosing Your Halloween Costume

“Trick or treat.” It is that time of the year again when we go all out with our unique Halloween costumes and makeup. Whatever you plan to wear, it is important to keep your eyes safe and healthy from Halloween accessories and makeup.


Do Children Need Sunglasses?

As parents and caregivers, we understand the importance of using sunscreen to protect our child’s skin from the sun’s harmful rays. However, many parents may not realize that children’s eyes also need protection from the sun! Fortunately...


What is Ptosis?

Ptosis is a drooping or falling of the upper eyelids. Although unnoticeable most of the time, those sleepy-looking eyes or slightly saggy upper eyelids can become severe enough to impact your vision...