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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

6 Common Myths About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing damage to the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss or blindness. While there is a lot of information out there on glaucoma, there are also many misconceptions. Read on to learn to discover the REAL facts.

Winter Dry Eye In Maryland – Tips to Deal with the Cold

Oh, winter in Maryland the days are too short, our commutes on 695 are still terrible, and so many of us are now glued to a computer screen for eight-plus hours a day. Whether you're focused on the road or on a screen, you might be noticing an increase in...

Protect Your Children’s Vision By Getting Them To Play Outside This Winter!

There are so many fun things you can do outdoors this winter! Here we share tips on fun outdoor activities you can do and explain why playing outside can help your child’s vision.

The Importance of Eye Exams for Contact Lenses

Contact lenses that don’t fit properly can cause discomfort and even eye damage. During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will perform various tests to ensure you get the right prescription and the proper fit.

Watery Eyes are Dry Eye? That doesn’t make sense!

When patients present to the office with a complaint of watering eyes, it's an interesting conversation to have to explain to that person. "Well, your eyes are watering because they're dry!"  Because they think, how could my eyes be dry? I have these tears just rolling down onto my cheek!...

About Our Dry Eye Doctor, Dr Selinda Van Dell

I got interested in dry eye disease truly out of necessity. I was at a practice in Nashville, Tennessee that fit a lot of specialty contact lenses for patients with corneal disease. We would fit these patients in these expensive, fancy lenses, and they would only get a few hours...

5 Facts About Scleral Lenses

Scleral contact lenses were designed to vault over irregular corneas to create a smooth optical surface that provides sharp, comfortable vision. Here are 5 facts about sclerals to better understand how and why they work.

Are Face Masks Causing Dry Eye Symptoms?

Wearing face masks is something that will be around for the foreseeable future, and so will mask-associated dry eye. Ask your eye doctor how to minimize dry eye symptoms today.

8 Ways Your Eyes Change With Age

The older one gets, the more the eye changes and the higher the risk of developing sight-threatening conditions. Learn about why middle-aged people need reading glasses and when to visit the eye doctor.

What’s included in a dry eye examination at Eyesymmetry Vision Center?

When a patient comes to the office for a dry eye examination, they can expect to see photographs and videos of their eye and talk about their eyes in ways they've likely never done before. We really look at the whole person and what is contributing to the dry eye...
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