Eye Health Tips

Simple tips for healthy eyes

Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep protect them and make sure you are seeing your best. The offices of Retina Group of Washington is committed to your vision health and by following these tips, you can greatly decrease the risk of developing a host of eye complications:

1. Have regular eye exams: Visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really be sure your eyes are healthy. Many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration often have no warning signs. A dilated eye exam is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages.

2. Know your family’s eye health history. Talk to your family members about their eye health history. This will help to determine if you are at higher risk for developing a hereditary eye condition.

3. Eat right. Research shows that there are real vision health benefits in eating certain foods such eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, (particularly carrots and dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens) and fish high in omega-3 fatty acids (such as salmon, tuna, and halibut).

4. Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing diabetes and other systemic conditions, which can lead to vision loss, such as diabetic eye disease or glaucoma.

5. Quit smoking or never start. Research has linked smoking to an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and optic nerve damage, all of which can lead to blindness.

6. Wear your shades. Sunglasses help protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. When purchasing sunglasses, look for ones that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.

7. Give your eyes a rest. If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain.

Your healthy vision is our top priority

At the office of Retina Group of Washington, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate retinal eye care. For more information on our office and the many services we provide, give us a call today.

Retinal Detachment Washington

Retinal Detachment Washington

Retinal Detachment Washington

Retinal Detachment Washington

Retinal detachment got you down? At The Retina Group of Washington, we’re more than ready to help you mitigate your symptoms of retinal detachment Washington. Our highly trained doctors can offer you the diagnosis, information, and treatment you need to move past your retinal detachment and return to your favorite activities, whether they be sports, family time, or working tirelessly towards improving your career.

At The Retina Group of Washington, we go above and beyond for our fellow members of the Washington community. It’s our pleasure to help our fellow community members maintain and improve their optical health, one treatment or consultation at a time. That’s why we offer a wide variety of treatments and tests, including digital fundus photography, digital high-speed indocyanine angiopathy, optical coherence tomography, an db-scan ultrasonography. We treat patients with cryotherapy, steroid injections, laser photocoagulation and photodynamic therapy, and more  in-office, plus we do surgeries at major hospitals. If you’re suffering from retinal detachment Washington, we can offer you the sight-saving treatments you need. The retina is responsible for helping you see the images that make up your visual world. When it becomes detached, you can lose your vision permanently if untreated. We can help you reattach your retina, saving your sight and allowing you to perform all the activities that make you, you.

To learn more about retinal detachment Washington and what your options are in terms of mitigating symptoms or even recovering completely, call our office at The Retina Group of Washington and book your first consultation today. It will be our utmost pleasure to help you diagnose your issue and find the right personalized treatment path for you, curated for your life habits, vision goals, budget, and willingness to take risks. But don’t take our word for it; drop by our optical practice as soon as possible to learn more about retinal detachment today!

Retina Group of Washington – Washington DC
660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202.331.1188

Retinal Ophthalmology Georgetown Washington DC

Adult Retina Specialist in Georgetown Washington DC

Retinal Ophthalmology Georgetown Washington DC

Retinal Ophthalmology Georgetown Washington DC

Your retina is a key part of your eye, and without it functioning properly, you would not be able to see well or maybe at all. At The Retina Group of Washington, we’re your adult retina specialist for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of disease and conditions related to the retina and its operation.

Not all eye diseases affect the retina, but the ones that do pose a serious danger to it. They include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and even cataracts, which though they primarily impact the cornea, can also have complications for your retina. Our retinal ophthalmology in Georgetown Washington DC features state-of-the-art diagnostics, which allow for the detection of problems at an earlier stage than was once possible. And many common eye conditions form and progress without revealing any obvious symptoms to alert you to their presence. That’s why it is essential to have equipment that can zero in on issues before they can lead to harming your retinas or resulting in vision loss either of which may not be reversible. Everyone should have a comprehensive eye exam annually. Our retinal ophthalmology in Georgetown Washington DC has treatment options, which range from the simple to the complex to the surgical. All of them are done with the expertise and experience that you would expect from us. While not every eye disease can be cured, they can usually be managed, and further damage prevented, especially when caught in a timely manner. Damage to your retina that occurs absent of disease, such as retinal tears and detachments, are also managed with retina surgery, which should be done promptly.

Take advantage of our retinal ophthalmology in Georgetown Washington DC and the treatments that we offer to correct what is wrong. Contact us right away when there is an issue with your eyes. We’re here to help.

The Retina Group of Washington
660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 331-1188

Eye Specialist in Georgetown

Diabetic Retinopathy in Georgetown

Eye Specialist in Georgetown

Eye Specialist in Georgetown

Are you looking for the right eye specialist in Georgetown to offer you the care you need for your diabetic retinopathy, with a special emphasis on screening, diagnosis, and treatment? You’ve come to the right place; at The Retina Group of Washington, we take our position as pillars of optical health in our community very seriously, and we understand that it’s up to us to help our fellow community members identify diabetes as early as possible in its development, so that proper steps can be taken to mitigate and perhaps even delay the onset of the disease.

At The Retina Group of Washington, our team of highly specialized doctors and trained professionals are devoted to the comfort and health of our patients; we value your well-being above all else. That’s why we’ve gone above and beyond what’s expected of an average optical practice, opting instead to use only the most state-of-the-art equipment and best customer service practices so that you will feel more value than ever when you walk through our doors. We don’t just talk the talk; we walk the walk. Schedule yourself for your first appointment and see the thorough and helpful process in action. Worried you may need an eye specialist to treat you for diabetic retinopathy? We’ll make sure to understand your pre-existing conditions and medical goals so that you will walk upon a personalized treatment path tailored specifically to your health goals, budget, and optical challenges. Diabetic retinopathy is a disease that occurs when a patient suffers from high blood sugar, in turn causing damage to the retina’s blood vessels. This can negatively affect one’s vision.

If you think you may be suffering from diabetic retinopathy and are seeking a trusted eye specialist in Georgetown to help walk you through the information and treatment you need, call our office at The Retina Group of Washington right away.

The Retina Group of Washington
660 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 331-1188