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How Do You Get Contact Lenses?

February 16, 2021   |  Posted By admin

When it comes to vision correction, a popular aid is contact lenses. However, like the shoes you wear, there are different sizes and styles to suit different people. How do you know which one is right for you? Follow these steps to learn how you get contact lenses.

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What to Expect While Recovering From Cataract Surgery

January 19, 2021   |  Posted By admin

We discussed in our last blog post how you should prepare for cataract surgery. Most of the preparations were to make your recovery time short and without stress. In this blog post, we’re laying out what you should and shouldn’t do in the days and weeks following your procedure.
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Optometry vs. Ophthalmology: What's the Difference?

November 17, 2020   |  Posted By admin

Optometrists and ophthalmologists both play an important role in maintaining your eye health, but that role differs slightly due to their levels of training and areas of expertise. You’ll want to make time to see one or the other depending on what sort of eye care treatment you’re seeking out.
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What is Telemedicine and How Does it Work?

April 15, 2020   |  Posted By admin

As the world adjusts to social distancing practices, people are turning to technology to help them connect. Like a company holding team meetings via video chat, the healthcare industry is turning to telemedicine for non-emergency medical care.

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February is AMD Awareness Month!

February 13, 2020   |  Posted By admin

It’s AMD awareness month, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Silk Vision & Surgical Center are reminding people with AMD that treatment is possible.

Eyelid Malpositions Explained

Eyelid Malpositions Explained

November 26, 2019   |  Posted By admin

Do you notice each time you blink? Most likely, the answer is no. Our eyelids often go unnoticed. This mysterious, often-overlooked part of our anatomy is essential for our overall eye health, and diseases in the eyelids can have serious consequences.

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November 10 is World Keratoconus Day!

November 1, 2019   |  Posted By admin

This November, join Silk Vision in our celebration of World Keratoconus Day.

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Dry Eye: Where Does It Come From?

September 16, 2019   |  Posted By admin

Dry eye is a very common problem that affects Americans of all ages, but particularly those over the age of 50.

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Why LASIK is Better AND Safer Now!

June 28, 2019   |  Posted By admin

There has been some negative press about LASIK lately, but it is important to recognize that in the recent past, many advancements have been made that make the procedure safer and more effective than ever before.

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How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery: The 8-Step Guide

March 26, 2019   |  Posted By admin

At Silk Vision, we care about your eye care. As one of the leading ophthalmological surgeons and cataract specialists in Northern Virginia, Dr. Silk is here to make sure you’re informed and feel comfortable about your upcoming cataract procedure.