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Save Your Vision Month - Tips to Reduce the Dangers of Blue Light

March 14, 2017

March is Save Your Vision Month and the American Optometric Association (AOA) encourages patients to learn about blue light and its impact on vision and health.

A 2016 American Eye-Q® survey revealed that 88 percent of Americans know that digital devices can negatively affect their vision, but the average American still spends seven or more hours per day looking at their screens.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November 12, 2016

All month long, here at Nationwide Vision, our dedicated Arizona eye doctors have been working hard to bring awareness to a condition that can seriously affect your vision: diabetes.

While it’s well known that diabetes can increase your chance of heart attacks, kidney damage, and cancer, many aren’t aware that diabetes can also have severe consequences for your eyesight.

Preventing Eye Injuries

October 19, 2016

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month and we want to help you keep your vision healthy throughout your life!

The number one thing you can do to prevent eye injuries is wear protective eyewear. But guess what, more than half of people aren’t doing this. This is super important when performing home repairs and maintenance, and even when playing sports.

Get Your Frame On – Best Frames for Your Face Shape.

August 18, 2016

Picking out the perfect frames can be overwhelming with walls and walls of options, and you’re not sure where to being! Not to worry, we’ve got some tips and it all starts with your face shape.

Cataracts | Prevent the Leading Cause of Blindness

June 06, 2016

June is National Cataract Awareness month and awareness is vital as cataracts are the leading cause of blindness globally in people over 40 years old. Not good! Cataracts affect 22 million Americans and typically begins to affect your vision after age 60, although some develop as early as their 40’s. By the time you turn 80 you have a 50% chance of having a cataract or having undergone cataract surgery. Those are odds you don’t want to mess around with.

Play Sports? Prevent Eye Injuries.

April 05, 2016

April is Sports Eye Safety Month and we want to help keep this top of mind as you live your active lifestyles to protect those peepers.

Did you know that sports-related eye injuries occur most frequently in water sports, basketball, baseball and softball? And that eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States, most commonly caused by sports-related activities in school aged-children.

A Guide to Macular Degeneration: The Leading Cause of Blindness

March 22, 2016

MACULAR DEGENERATION

Dr. Joseph Myers, OD FAAO

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually reduces central vision, making reading and driving difficult. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that gives you 95% of your vision, including color vision. The macula is located in the center of the retina where we get our central and most important vision.  With AMD, the disruption of the macular tissues inhibits a sharp image, resulting in a painless, gradual loss of vision.

Glaucoma - Silent Thief of Sight

January 27, 2016

January is National Glaucoma Awareness month and awareness is vital as Glaucoma can cause vision loss without any symptoms. Scary, right?! Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form, rarely causes symptoms until it’s in an advanced stage. Hence why it’s known as the silent thief of sight.

Being proactive and getting your eyes checked regularly is incredibly important as your eye doctor can spot the signs of glaucoma like worse peripheral vision (side vision), optic nerve damage and elevated eye pressure.

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

May 18, 2015

Diabetic retinopathy results from complications related to diabetes. It is characterized by the weakening of tiny blood vessels that nourish the retina. Blood and other fluid leak from the weakened vessels, which can injure the retina, leading to loss of vision and can lead to blindness.

To diagnose diabetic retinopathy, your eye doctor will ask about your diabetes. Then, he or she will do a complete eye exam. You may have the following:

Astigmatism

May 05, 2015

Astigmatism is a “refractive error.” Refractive errors cause problems with the way light rays focus within the eye. Astigmatism focuses light in such a way that both nearby and faraway objects can appear blurry.

A normal cornea is smooth and equally curved over its entire surface. Having astigmatism simply means that the abnormal shape of your cornea prevents you from seeing as well as you should. If the problem is severe enough, you may need corrective eyewear, such as eyeglasses, to see better.

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