Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Eyeglass Frames That Match Your Face Shape

Baltimore Washington Eye Center Optician Danielle Jones commented,”The most important aspect of choosing eyeglass frames is how they look on our face,”’ she said. “Yes, you could try on every pair of eyeglasses in the store to find out how each one looks, but narrowing down your choices in advance can save you a lot of time and aggravation. You simply need to determine your face shape and understand which eyeglass frame styles would look best on that shape,” she further explained.


You should consider two main points when choosing an eyeglass frame: the frame shape should contrast with your face shape and the frame size should be in scale with your face size. A good optician can help you use these guidelines to choose your new eyeglasses. Also, while most faces are a combination of shapes and angles, there are a few basic face shapes: round, oval, and oblong.

Here are some pointers to help when selecting a frame:
  • Round-try angular narrow eyeglass frames to lengthen the face, a clear bridge that widens the eyes, and frames that are wider than they are deep, such as a rectangular shape
  • Oval- to keep the oval's natural balance, look for eyeglass frames that are as wide as (or wider than) the broadest part of the face, or walnut-shaped frames
  • Oblong-to keep the oval's natural balance, look for eyeglass frames that are as wide as (or wider than) the broadest part of the face
Guest Blogger: Danielle Jones, A.B.O.C with the Baltimore Washington Eye Center’s Optical Department
If you or someone you know would like to schedule an eyeglass frame fitting or selection you can visit Baltimore Washington Eye Center by calling 800-495-3937, visiting Baltimore Washington Eye Center or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts including cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services. Baltimore Washington Eye Center is conveniently located for patients from Arbutus, Carney, Clarksville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Ellicott City, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Kenwood, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Millersville, Odenton Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Towson, Parkville, Randallstown, Rivera Beach, Pasadena, Severna Park, South Gate and Woodlawn Maryland.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cataracts & Macular Degeneration at Baltimore Washington Eye Center

Baltimore Washington Eye Center Ophthalmologist Brad Spagnolo, M.D., discussed the risks of cataracts, cataract surgery and age related macular degeneration. “I help patients understand that both cataracts and age related macular degeneration (AMD) share at least one common risk factor-AGE,’ noted Dr. Spagnolo.”We know that the frequency and incidence of cataracts and macular degeneration increase with age and thus it is pretty common to have one, the other or both as we head through our 50’s, 60’s and 70’s,” he further explained.

Many patients with macular degeneration are faced with the question of whether or not to have cataract surgery when they develop a cataract. In addition they are often concerned as to whether the AMD will get worse if they have cataract surgery. In general, cataract surgeons agree that with proper preoperative diagnostic testing, examination and consultation patients who have age related macular degeneration (AMD) and who develop a cataract are able to have cataract surgery after being counseled on what to expect with regard to overall vision improvements and lifestyle benefits. While AMD is not a reason to avoid cataract surgery, realistic expectations must be established by and between you and your cataract surgeon. Further, the most current and widely accepted studies on AMD progression after cataract surgery found that there was no difference in the frequency of the disease among patients who had Cataract Surgery as compared to those who did not.

If you or someone you know suffers from cataracts or age related macular degeneration they are encouraged to schedule an eye examination at Baltimore Washington Eye Center by calling 800-495-3937, visiting Baltimore Washington Eye Center or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts including cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is conveniently located for patients from Arbutus, Carney, Clarksville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Ellicott City, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Kenwood, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Millersville, Odenton Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Towson, Parkville, Randallstown, Rivera Beach, Pasadena, Severna Park, South Gate and Woodlawn Maryland.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

LASIK in Baltimore-Less Glasses & More Life

Baltimore Washington Eye Center shared a patient story about LASIK and glasses:
“I was scared, and at the same time I was so excited”. Those were the words that Mrs. Dianne Guy quoted to me just hours after her LASIK surgery. Dianne has been dependent on her eye glasses since early childhood. Now at 50ish, it was time to consider the procedure that would allow her to discard her bifocal “coke bottles” that cost her at least $350.00 annually. This epiphany came to her just weeks prior to the early Friday morning surgery. The story has it, that on a weekday evening she was walking her 1 year old dog, Casper, when Dianne lost her footing and fell, striking a curb and sliding on asphalt as her glasses were jettisoned from her face. On the ground and not being able to reorient herself, she literally started searching for her specs by feeling around until she located them. Now having to trek for almost a mile back home with what appeared to be a broken wrist, multiple cuts and bruises, her ordeal culminated by her spending the remaining part of the evening in an urgent care facility. While waiting for x-ray results, Dianne said that she “never really realized the dependency she had on her glasses until now”. At that point, Dianne said to me, “I want to be evaluated for LASIK.”

The evaluation was easy. Baltimore Washington Eye Center LASIK Surgeon Brad Spagnolo, M.D. completed an extensive eye exam. This exam allowed Dr. Spagnolo to determine the viability of LASIK surgery. Moments after her exam, she walked out of the room with a smile as big as day. Before she could get a word out Sharon announced “she’s a candidate!” I don’t think Dianne could have told me anyway, she was grinning too hard. This was a surprise for both of us, because we thought her astigmatism would be too difficult to correct with LASIK. The procedure was scheduled for two weeks from that day.

The simple pre-op process makes LASIK easy according to Dianne. As she exited the surgery suite, Dianne looked at the clock on the wall as instructed and for the first time in her life without eyeglasses said, “Oh my Goodness it’s 9:30.” At that moment it was worth everything. “I was extremely anxious and praying the procedure would go well. A sense of calm came over me suddenly when I realized this is a controlled setting that would give me freedom from glasses 24/7, independence and no longer feeling vulnerable. Now I have added another thing to my bucket list...snorkeling,” said Dianne L. Guy.

The conversation on the way home was that of excitement and eagerness to try out her new eyes. In reality, she got home and slept like a rock for hours. The regimen of eye medications is monotonous, but necessary task that keeps the patient comfortable and promotes the healing process. The frequency and number of drops lessen as the days go on, unless you begin to enjoy the isotonic drops used to moisten the eye, which seems to be the case with Dianne.

Almost immediately it was time to enjoy her parole from eyeglasses, by purchasing what else, but sunglasses. Now several months post Lasik surgery Dianne is a happy camper. She is still finding things to exclaim about, like seeing the band at a concert without using the video screens or actually seeing road signs before she is right on top of them. Dianne has also found a friend in cosmetics for the first time in our life together. Her eyesight prohibited her from not only applying makeup but seeing the results through her glasses. The last time she wore eye makeup was at our wedding and that had been applied by someone else. I am a big fan of her new look. I now tell her all the time how pretty her eyes are. The next thing she can’t wait for is to watch a Baltimore Ravens game without squinting through her glasses.

Guest Blogger: Tom Guy (Dianne’s Husband)-Baltimore Washington Eye Center Ambulatory Surgical Center

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about LASIK they are encouraged to schedule a Free LASIK Consultation at Baltimore Washington Eye Center by calling 800-495-3937, visiting Baltimore Washington Eye Center or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts including cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services. Baltimore Washington Eye Center is conveniently located for patients from Arbutus, Carney, Clarksville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Ellicott City, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Kenwood, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Millersville, Odenton Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Towson, Parkville, Randallstown, Rivera Beach, Pasadena, Severna Park, South Gate and Woodlawn Maryland.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Baltimore Contact Lens Specialist & iPhone app

Baltimore Washington Eye Center Contact Lens Specialist Dr. Asifa Shafi asks, “Are you a contact lens wearer and a busy person? There may be an iPhone app that can help you wear your contacts more comfortably, conveniently and safely.” Dr. Shafi explained further, “When a contact lens wearer comes in for an eye exam, I ask them a few questions. First, how often do you change your lenses (open up a new vial)? What time do you insert your contact lenses in the morning? What time do you remove your contacts at night? What multipurpose solution do you use to clean and store your contacts? Do you sleep in your contacts? Are you having problems with your contacts? Do you clean your lenses daily? Are you happy with your contacts?”

Many patients tend to over wear their contact lenses. At Baltimore Washington Eye Center a few emergency patients come in daily with contact lens related problems. A surprising number of patients do not know how often they are changing their lenses and will approximate when questioned. On average, patients are wearing them longer than is clinically acceptable. “I have found patients extending their 2-week lenses to 3 to 4 weeks or longer. I have also observed patients extending their monthly contact lenses to 2 months or longer. I inform my patients that if they continue to abuse their contact lenses, that it is going to ‘catch up’ to them. When contact lenses are over worn patients are at increased risk for eye infections, allergies to the contact lenses, prescription changes, corneal changes-such as new blood vessel growth on the cornea, and a drop in vision which cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses,” said Dr. Shafi.

It is quite important for patients to change their contact lenses the 1st of every month, if they are wearing a 1 month disposable lens. If they are wearing a 2-week disposable lens change them the 1st and 15th of every month. The easiest solution is to be fit into a daily contact lens and then discard the lens daily. This is convenient but usually expensive.

However if those options don’t work out there’s an iPhone app for it. The app is “Contact Lens Tracker” by Aszart. This allows the patient to track when a vial is opened. The patient enters how often the lenses need to be changed, which is provided by the eye care professional (Optometrist, National Contact Lens Examiner Certified Technician or Ophthalmologist). A button is clicked “Open New Packet”, when a new contact lens is used. A “+1” button is used to add each day the contact lenses are worn. This is a helpful app for busy patients to track the use of their contact lenses. Contact Lens Tracker by Aszart is available on iTunes for 99 cents for the iPhone and iPad.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about contacts lenses or to schedule an eye examination with a contact lens specialist at Baltimore Washington Eye Center please feel free to call 800-495-3937, visit Baltimore Washington Eye Center or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts including cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services. Baltimore Washington Eye Center is conveniently located for patients from Arbutus, Carney, Clarksville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Ellicott City, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Kenwood, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Millersville, Odenton Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Towson, Parkville, Randallstown, Rivera Beach, Pasadena, Severna Park, South Gate and Woodlawn Maryland.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Baltimore Facebook Contest Cool School Eyewear

Baltimore Washington Eye Center invites students under 21 going back to school to enter our Facebook Cool School Eyewear Contest, show off their coolest eyewear and win an IPod Touch. “Beginning on September 14, 2012 if you are back in school and would like to win an IPod now is your chance,” said Phillip Harrington of Baltimore Washington Eye Center. “To enter on September 15th you just need to go to facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter and post a picture wearing your coolest new back to school eyeglasses along with an essay in 100 words or less as to why they are the coolest-then on
October 15th get your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins-all of your friends, relatives and classmates to vote for you-they can each vote one time each day until October 21. Whoever gets the most votes-GETS THE IPod!”


Ø  LIKE the Practice, Upload a Photo and Submit an Essay in 100 words or less as to why they are the coolest.

We will be accepting entries between September 15, 2012 and October 14, 2012. Then beginning on October 15, 2012 we will open the contest to allow you, your friends, relatives and classmates to vote for you once each day.  Whoever has the most votes by their friends, relatives and classmates will be the coolest person selected to win an IPod with, complements of our practice!! So-be sure to tell your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins-all of your friends, relatives and classmates to vote for you that you have entered and they should vote for you.

There is no entry fee or cost of any kind to enter the Facebook Cool School Eyewear Contest.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Baltimore Eye Exams: What to Bring & Expect

Baltimore Washington Eye Center Optometrist Dr. Asifa Shafi reviewed what to bring and expect at eye exams. “ Patients often forget what to bring for their eye exam. Here’s a quick reminder of what to bring and what to expect for your eye exam,” said Dr. Shafi. “The most important things to bring are a list of medications including over the counter supplements, a history of all health problems, a list of allergies, and the most current pair of glasses (even if they are over the counter readers). If you wear contact lenses, come in wearing your contact lenses, and bring in the information for which contact lenses you are currently wearing,” she explained.

The best way to do that is to bring in a copy of the contact lens prescription or the contact lens boxes. The doctor will not be able to identify the contact lens by looking at them. The contact lens information that is pertinent is the brand name, the power, the base curve, and the diameter of the contact lens for each eye. If you have any history of eye disease, it is beneficial to get a copy of your old records from your previous eye doctor.

During the eye exam you will be asked about your health history and eye history. A refraction will be done, this is a test which finds a prescription for glasses if needed. You will have drops placed in your eyes to check eye pressure (glaucoma check) and eye health. There will be a set of drops placed in your eyes to dilate your pupils. For most people, these drops will cause blurry near vision, sensitivity to lights, and will last for 3-6 hours, but every hour your vision will improve. The dilation drops allows the doctor to examine the inside of your eye to look for disease such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and hypertensive changes. The entire exam will run around 60 to 90 minutes.

Guest Blogger: Asifa Shafi, O.D., M.S. with the Baltimore Washington Eye Center

If you or someone you know would like to schedule an eye examination at Baltimore Washington Eye Center please call 800-495-3937, visit Baltimore Washington Eye Center or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts including cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services. Baltimore Washington Eye Center is conveniently located for patients from Arbutus, Carney, Clarksville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Ellicott City, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Kenwood, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Millersville, Odenton Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Towson, Parkville, Randallstown, Rivera Beach, Pasadena, Severna Park, South Gate and Woodlawn Maryland.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Baltimore Doctor on Glaucoma Risk & Metabolic Syndrome

Baltimore Washington Eye Center Ophthalmologist Arturo Betancourt, M.D. commented on growing concerns about glaucoma risk, metabolic syndrome and an aging population. "It is of growing concern to eye doctors that some 20% of the U.S. population has metabolic syndrome and that both metabolic syndrome and open angle glaucoma (OAG) increase in prevalence with age. We need to be prepared for the increasing disease burden of OAG as the population ages,” explained Dr. Betancourt.

Researchers reporting in the July 2011 publication Ophthalmology suggested that the risk of developing open angle glaucoma (OAG) may be increased if you suffer from metabolic syndrome. Patients with diabetes mellitus, systemic arterial hypertension or high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia or high cholesterol and triglycerides and obesity thus will have elevated risks of developing open angle glaucoma (OAG).

The authors performed statistical analysis to determine patients' risk of developing OAG in conjunction with individual and combined types of metabolic syndrome. Data were adjusted for social and demographic factors, systemic medical conditions and other ocular diseases. The adjusted data showed that subjects with diabetes alone had a 35% increased risk of developing OAG, and those with hypertension alone had a 17% increased risk. Those with diabetes and hypertension combined had a 48% risk. Those with hyperlipidemia alone had a 5% decreased risk. Obese subjects had a 14% increased risk. Patients with diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypertension combined had a 26% increased risk and the risk of developing OAG were higher in African Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans than in Caucasians, the authors reported.

If you or someone you know suffers from diabetes mellitus, systemic arterial hypertension or high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia or high cholesterol and triglycerides and obesity or metabolic syndrome and are concerned about an increased risk of glaucoma thus will have elevated risks of developing open angle glaucoma (OAG), it is important to schedule an eye examination at Baltimore Washington Eye Center by calling 800-495-3937, visiting Baltimore Washington Eye Center or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts including cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services. Baltimore Washington Eye Center is conveniently located for patients from Arbutus, Carney, Clarksville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Ellicott City, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Kenwood, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Millersville, Odenton Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Towson, Parkville, Randallstown, Rivera Beach, Pasadena, Severna Park, South Gate and Woodlawn Maryland.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Itchy Irritated Eyes

Dr. Shari Strier, an eye doctor at Baltimore Washington Eye Center commented on itchy, irritated eyes. “The dog days of summer coming to an end, only to be followed by the start of school and early signs of autumn signal a time when it’s nice to see the colors of fall but ragweed season brings with it a whole new host of potential allergens-along with itchy irritated eyes,” commented Dr Strier. “For those of us who like to garden it also means fall clean up. From cutting back the last of the summer flowers and the emergence of new autumnal colors to planting trees and bulbs for spring and raking and blowing the fallen leaves, this season can be a lot of work and plenty of opportunity for eye related issues.”

Using over the counter lubricant eye drops regularly when you are working outside helps flush potential allergens off the surface of the eye. Keeping these drops in the refrigerator and instilling them cold is a great first line defense for itchy irritated eyes. Speak to your eye care practitioner about the best over the counter allergy drops and remember for severe allergic conjunctivitis prescription eye drops are often helpful. Just as we continue to protect our skin from damaging UV rays even as the heat of summer fades, so too should we protect our eyes with sunglasses that block UV radiation. A life time of sun exposure can increase the risks of macular degeneration and speed the progression of cataracts. This time of year we see an increase in emergency visits due to corneal abrasions from branches and twigs and foreign bodies from yard debris and particles kicked up by wind and the occasional leaf blower. Eye protection for these activities is critical. Solid sunglasses that wrap around the face or safety goggles decrease the risk of injury. If you do happen to get foreign material in your eye, flush the eye with water from the faucet allowing the water to run from your nose toward your ear. If this does not dislodge the foreign body seek care from an eye care professional.

Guest Blogger: Shari E. Strier, O.D. with the Baltimore Washington Eye Center

If you or someone you know suffers from itch irritated eyes they are encouraged to schedule an eye examination at Baltimore Washington Eye Center by calling 800-495-3937, visiting Baltimore Washington Eye Center or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter, so that we can help identify the possible causes and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts including cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services. Baltimore Washington Eye Center is conveniently located for patients from Arbutus, Carney, Clarksville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Ellicott City, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Kenwood, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Millersville, Odenton Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Towson, Parkville, Randallstown, Rivera Beach, Pasadena, Severna Park, South Gate and Woodlawn Maryland.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Baltimore Children’s Eye Health & Safety Awareness Month

Baltimore Ophthalmologist Brad Spagnolo, M.D. commented, “As a parent as well as an ophthalmologist, children’s eye health and safety are top of mind for me on a daily basis.” Baltimore Washington Eye Center wishes to announce that Prevent Blindness America has designated September as Children’s Eye Health & Safety Awareness Month. Eye and vision problems affect one in twenty preschoolers and one in four school aged children. Parents should be aware that it is possible for their children to have a serious vision problem without even being aware of it. Infants should be screened for common eye problems during their regular pediatric appointments and vision testing should be conducted for all children starting at around three years of age. If there is a family history of eye problems or if an eye problem is apparent, it is important to bring it to the attention of an eye doctor so that they can advise the parents about when and how often their child’s eyes should be examined.

Among the conditions an eye doctor will look for are amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid), color deficiency (color blindness) and refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism). "Aside from vision threatening conditions, eye screenings for children are important because vision changes can occur without you or your child noticing them," said Baltimore Ophthalmologist Brad Spagnolo, M.D. of Baltimore Washington Eye Center. “If your child is having trouble seeing the blackboard or the words in a book, learning, as well as participating in recreational activities can be impacted. While vision problems can interfere with school performance, it's important to distinguish them from learning disorders,” commented Dr. Spagnolo.

“You also have to protect your child’s eyes from the danger of eye injuries. Be sure that the toys your child plays with are appropriate for his or her age and maturity level. Avoid toys with sharp, protruding or projectile parts. Participation in any type of sport also could endanger your child’s eyes, so make sure he or she wears appropriate protective eyewear,” said Dr. Spagnolo.

You can learn more about children’s eye health and safety by scheduling an eye examination at Baltimore Washington Eye Center by calling 800-495-3937, visiting Baltimore Washington Eye Center or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts including cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear  and optical services. Baltimore Washington Eye Center is conveniently located for patients from Arbutus, Carney, Clarksville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Ellicott City, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Kenwood, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Millersville, Odenton Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Towson, Parkville, Randallstown, Rivera Beach, Pasadena, Severna Park, South Gate and Woodlawn Maryland.