Category Archives: eyes

Take Advantage of Your “Use it or Lose it” Flex Spending & Vision Benefits at Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

It’s that time of the year when people attempt to use up their health savings and flexible spending accounts. Both of these types of accounts can be applied towards eyewear and contact lenses. We find that many people are not … Continue reading

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What Causes Red Eyes in Photos? How Can You Reduce and Fix it?

The “red-eye effect” in photos, is caused by light reflecting off of the retina, especially when a flash is used in dim lighting. People who generally have large pupils, in dim light, tend to experience “the red eye effect” with … Continue reading

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If My Eyes Water, How Could That Be Dry Eye?

We’re in the peak of winter here in the Maryland area. Temperatures can hover around freezing, meaning more heat in the home, car, and at work. Heating brings dry air. Then when we go outside, we go from dry heat … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Your Eyes May Feel Irritated When You Wear Contact Lenses

We treat patients for medical eye emergencies every day at Professional Vision. There can be countless reasons why someone’s eyes may be irritated with contact lens wear. I’ll list 5 of some of the most common reasons that I’ll come … Continue reading

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What’s New in Multifocal Contact Lens Technology? Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus Multifocal Contact Lens by Alcon

Many of my patients ask about what’s new in contact lens technology for people in their 40’s and beyond? (“Presbyopia”) They’re looking for a contact lens that works with dryness issues, in addition to being able to see at distance … Continue reading

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Handcrafted Dita Eyewear Now Available at Professional Vision!

We’re excited to announce that Professional Vision now carries Dita eyewear! Stop on by our Timonium office to try on this handcrafted eyewear that uses only the highest quality materials. From the Dita facebook page: “Utilizing modern materials and shapes, … Continue reading

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Brand New Pic of Staff & Doctors at Professional Vision Timonium & Carney!

We’d like to thank Craig Weiman for this spectacular photo of the staff and doctors at Professional Vision Timonium/Carney. In my 20 years of practicing optometry, this is the best group of people I’ve ever worked with! I feel very … Continue reading

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What is Macular Degeneration? What Are the Risk Factors? What Can I do?

(Pictured: What your vision can look like, with macular degeneration.) There are generally 2 types of macular degeneration; dry and wet. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Dry macular degeneration is marked by deterioration of the macula (MAK-u-luh), which is in … Continue reading

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Simple Tips to Help with Computer Vision Syndrome

Most people these days have a computer or smart phone factored into their daily lives. According to the American Optometric Association, Computer Vision Syndrome “describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer use. Many individuals … Continue reading

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What’s New in Contact Lens Technology for Comfort and Dryness? Dailies Total 1

Many people would like to wear contact lenses, but may have issues with comfort, due to dry eyes, normal aging, allergies, or systemic conditions that can have a drying effect on the eyes. Ciba Vision has released a new daily … Continue reading

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