When enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends, it’s sometimes easy to forget sun exposure can not only damage your skin, but your eyes too.
Understanding the effects of UV radiation on your eyes is an important step in learning how to protect your eyesight. To keep your eyes healthy, use these facts from the eye experts at Nationwide Vision to protect yours sight when exposed to sunlight.
Types of UV Radiation
There are three types of UV radiation: UVA, UVB, and UVC rays.
There are millions of people seeing the world through contact lenses, and you may be one of them.
The condition of your eyes depends on how well you care for your prescribed contact lenses and/or eyeglasses. While contacts are convenient for people with vision problems, improperly cleaned and stored lenses can cause eye infections.
To keep your eyes healthy and your contact lenses in great shape, follow our directions below for correct contact care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.