September 2014 Articles

What is Glaucoma?

September 29, 2014

Glaucoma is a condition in which a build-up of pressure inside the eye, referred to as “intraocular pressure,” causes damage to the optic nerve, which transmits images to the brain. Prolonged damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure can lead to irreversible vision loss or blindness.
Today in the US, primary open-angle glaucoma (the most common type) affects an estimated 2.2 million people. An aging population will raise that number by more than a million by 2020

There are two main types of Glaucoma:

Clear Lens Exchange

September 22, 2014

Wearing contact lenses and glasses can sometimes feel inconvenient, and it’s for that reason many people choose to improve their vision permanently with laser vision correction techniques, such as LASIK. But before someone can receive LASIK, a patient needs to meet a set of criteria—this is important for the LASIK procedure to be successful. For example, if a patient is over the age of 40, he/she is less likely to be a good candidate for LASIK. Thankfully, there are other effective options for a patient to choose from when it comes to corrective surgery.

Which Lenses Are Right for Your Glasses?

September 15, 2014

Selecting the lenses that best fit your needs can be just as important as the style and fit of the frames.  Different types of lenses each have their pros and cons, and at Nationwide Vision, we can help determine what’s right for you.

Types of Lenses

Glass lenses:

Glass lenses function well, but tend to be heavy and can break easily, potentially resulting in serious injury to the eye. Glass lenses are no longer widely used for eyeglasses.

Plastic lenses:

Frames That Fit Your Face

September 11, 2014

When shopping for new eyeglass frames, looking sharp can be just as important as sharp vision. But you might not know that finding the perfect frames depends primarily on the shape of your face. Knowing what styles best suite your features before you walk through the door can save you a lot of time in the optical shop.

Here are a couple of tips to consider when shopping for frames:

How to Treat Dry Eyes

September 11, 2014

If your eyes are red and feel dry and irritated on a regular basis, it may be due to dry eyes, formally known as keratitis sicca. At NationWide Vision we help patients become well informed about their eyes issues and treatment options, and dry eyes are among the most common issues our patients deal with.

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

September 04, 2014

Computer Vision SyndromeFrom phones to TV’s, viewing screens are all around us, and it’s always tempting to turn our attention towards them. The downfall is that looking at any digital screen for prolonged hours can negatively impact your vision, especially when spending long hours on the computer.

What our customers are saying:

Very happy with surgery. Very little pain. Will be happy to refer my family and friends. Staff at laser center was very friendly and professional.

- Sean H

The Nationwide staff was very efficient. Demetre in particular was very kind and explained to us about the style and choice of eyewear for my daughter. Thank you!

- Tina W

My experience was very good. Dr. Peters and his staff answered all my questions and were willing to “narrate” step by step as the procedure was happening. The procedure and day of surgery went very quickly.

- Kanani C

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