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Our COVID-19 Policies & Procedures at the Eye Care Center of Leesburg

We're Here for You! During the COVID-19 pandemic our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our patients and staff. We have changed our schedule to accommodate social distancing and will gradually over the next 6 weeks be adding additional appointment slots. Please be patient if we can’t give you an immediate appointment time. We can put you on our cancellation/move-up list and notify you if an appointment time becomes available sooner. If you are having an urgent matter like broken glasses or insurance is running out, just let us know and we will work out the best solution for you. Emergencies will be handled promptly. We have added minimal contact services like telemedicine, optical dispensing appointments, direct shipping of contacts and glasses and curbside dispensing. We are here…

Hot or Cold?

It is allergy season so the question arises “Which should I use to provide some relief for my puffy, itchy eyes – a warm compress or a cold compress?” While either one may provide some relief from allergy eyes, here are some guidelines on the most effective ways to use heat or cold on the eyes. Heat increases blood flow, speeds up our immune response system, and softens up debris on the lids or in the tear glands.  That means warm compresses are preferred for: Stye (hordeolum) Crust or mucous around the eyelashes (blepharitis) Infectious conjunctivitis (bacterial “pink eye”) Dry eyes   Cold reduces blood flow, swelling, and immune response so it is preferable for: Allergy eyes Trauma or injury Itching and/or pain Either type of compress is usually used…

How Many Shoes are in Your Closet?

Most of us have a closet full of clothing for every type of event or mood in our life. How many pairs of jeans or shoes do you have? 5? 10? 20? For obvious reasons one pair just isn’t enough to cover all situations. Why then do most folks only have one pair of glasses? Are the things we do with your feet more important than what we do with our eyes? If we are constantly changing our clothing and footwear to match our activity why not have more choices in your eyewear? For instance, when riding a bike you may want some wrap-around sunglasses. But that look may not be what you want for an outing with friends at a winery. You may need computer glasses to help with…

Frugal Frank

Frank is a big guy and he has a big head so he has trouble finding glasses that fit well.  Frank also likes a bargain so after he got his prescription at the Eye Scare Center of Leesburg he ordered glasses online.  He used the online measuring guides to pick the size frame he needed and even to position the reading zone for his multifocal lenses. He was excited when he got his new glasses even though they kind of squeezed his head and made the backs of his ears sore. After using them the first day at work he felt kind of queasy and it was difficult to keep his computer screen in focus.  He emailed the website and they quickly responded – they told him it sometimes takes…

Importance of Eyesight and Your Health

We all want to protect our eyesight and overall health for ourselves and our family - that is why regular eye exams are important. Regular eye care and exams can protect and prevent many eye diseases, if detected early.   Today, a whole range of eye problems can be treated successfully without total vision loss. Many vision problems begin at an early age, so it's especially important for children to receive proper eye care from the time they are infants.   What is an Optomap?   The Optomap is a panoramic digital image of the retina produced by Optos scanning laser technology. It is the only technology that can show a wide 82% view of your retina at one time. An Optomap's wide view of the retina may help our…

The Sad Kitty – Creepy Tales!!

CREEPY TALES FROM THE EYE SCARE CENTER OF LEESBURG   The Sad Kitty Jenny loves Halloween and was super excited about wearing her cute kitty costume to some rocking parties.   She also loves her contact lenses but recently she’s gotten lazy with them. She stopped rubbing them clean at night and keeping track of when to change to a new pair. She even has been sleeping with them in a few nights every week.   Two days before Halloween she woke up with a sore red light sensitive eye. She went to an urgent care doctor who sent her to the Eye Scare Center where she found out she has a corneal ulcer and has to put eye drops in every hour and can’t wear her contact lenses for…