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What Causes Light Sensitivity (Photophobia)?

What is Photophobia? Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is pain or discomfort caused by light. Photophobia literally means fear of light (photo meaning “light” and phobia meaning “fear of”).  It’s not an eye disease, but photophobia can be a symptom of a variety of conditions, including dry eye, cataracts, and laser eye surgery. Depending on the […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Scleral Contact Lenses

Many people have had bad experiences with contact lenses in the past. Whether it’s been an issue with stability, discomfort, or even being told their eyes are “the wrong shape” for contact lenses, there is a whole subset of individuals who think contact lenses just aren’t an option for them. But that’s not necessarily true. […]

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Eye Care Then & Now: Optometry Advancements Over the Last 20 Years

woman wearing an advanced pair of glasses

A Brief History of Optometry Optometry has been around since the early 1300s when the first wearable glasses were fashioned from blown glass and wood or leather. These primitive forms were usually handheld and considered a symbol of status or wealth. Through the 1700s, glasses became hands-free with developments of the over-the-ear attachment that allowed […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Keratoconus

woman with keratoconus rubbing her eyes

What is Keratoconus? The clear, dome-shaped surface of the eye is called the cornea. Keratoconus is a progressive disease and occurs when the cornea begins to thin and bulge outward into a cone shape. Keratoconus can cause multiple vision problems, such as blurred vision and sensitivity to light. It is usually initially found in teenagers […]

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Chevy Chase

We’re located just off North Park Avenue along Shoemaker Farm Lane. If you have any trouble finding our office, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

  • 4600 North Park Ave., Plaza North
  • Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Washington DC

Find us in the heart of downtown, just off K Street. We’re located in the Davis Building next to Chase Bank. If you have any trouble finding us, feel free to give us a call!

  • 1629 K St NW #502
  • Washington, DC 20006
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