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Diabetic Retinopathy

August 28, 2012

You can never be too cautious when it comes to your health, especially when we’re talking about the health of your eyes.  Did you know individuals with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes are at risk for Diabetic Retinopathy, a disease which can result in blindness?  But wait, there’s good news! As long as you have a comprehensive eye exam annually, you’ll have a good chance of catching the disease before it starts causing significant damage to your vision.

Eyes: The Windows to Your Health

August 15, 2012

The human body’s system is what we call “interconnected,” meaning that changes in one part of our body, such as our eyes, can actually mean that there’s a change with another part of our body.

By having a comprehensive eye exam, your doctor may be able to spot a medical condition early, and begin a treatment plan before it starts to affect you. Since the eyes live on the surface of our bodies and are see-through, blood vessels, nerves and tissues can be easily viewed with specialized equipment.

How You Can See Gold Just Like an Olympian

August 09, 2012

Good vision is important in many aspects of life, but when it comes to an Olympian, good vision can be the difference between silver and gold.  Whether on the court, in the pool, or in the sand, you’ll see many of the top athletes sporting protective eyewear or sunglasses while participating in the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The Eyewear Spotlight: Must-Have Retro Shades from the 50's

August 03, 2012

Cut the gas! Have 1950’s trends and styles really come back in full swing? You bet your bottom dollar they have, and there is no time like the present to take a blast to the past. The 1950s shows itself best this year through high-waist, pin-up girl style swimsuits, cupcake skirts and bright red lipstick. Although, one of our favorite ‘50s styles making a second appearance comes to us in the form of fabulous retro sunglasses!

Are Your Sunglasses Doing Their Job?

July 25, 2012

Summer plans may be cooling down, but temperatures are still rising!  That big yellow thing in the sky is hitting temperatures of over 100 degrees here in Arizona.  Before you set off to buy a new pair of styling shades, let us fill you in on a few quick facts to help you find a pair most beneficial for your eyes.

Sunglasses help protect your eyes from a few different sunrays, including Ultraviolet rays (UVA) and UVB rays.  Here’s what you need to know about these potentially harmful exposures:

UVA

Your Back To School Checklist

July 18, 2012

No matter how much we try and deny it, fall is just around the corner. That can only mean one thing…a brand new car! If only that were true, right? The beginning of fall means the time has come to pull out those planners and start checking off the necessary things you need to get ready to go back to school.

Before returning to the classroom, one of the most important things to do is to get a routine check-up at the doctor.  While basic sports physicals and checkups do a great job at checking overall health, one thing they lack is a comprehensive eye exam.

Carrots and Your Eye Health

July 09, 2012

So you’re saying that if I eat a bunch of carrots I’ll have perfect vision?  Not exactly, but eating carrots does improve your vision in some ways, thanks to the large amount of Vitamin A they contain.

FAQ’s about Your Post-LASIK Procedure

June 28, 2012

Congratulations! You’ve just had LASIK surgery. That means you’re already enjoying clearer vision, without having to contend with glasses or contacts. After getting home, you may find yourself with a few questions about basic everyday living.  Here are a few simple answers to some frequently asked questions about life after your LASIK procedure:

How long until I can swim?

You should not submerge your head in a pool for at least two weeks. Stay clear of lakes, oceans, rivers, etc. for at least one month post surgery.

“I Never Saw it Coming”

June 19, 2012

If you’ve been connected with Nationwide Vision for a while, chances are you’ve heard us stress countless times the importance of getting an annual eye exam. These exams test not only for crisp vision, but also can check for the early stages of eye disease. That means even if you have great vision, you should still come in to one of our locations and get your eyes checked annually. Still not convinced? Listen to this story from a great guy named Tim Hunter, a Creative Director up in Seattle who truly never saw it coming.

News Update: Advanced Technology Eye Surgeon Daniel Peters, MD Joins NVC to Expand Implantable Lens Practice

June 06, 2012

We're excited to welcome Dr. Daniel Peters to the Nationwide Vision Centers family! Here's an excerpt from our recent press release with more of the details.

Phoenix, Ariz. -- June 2012 -- Nationwide Vision Centers - Arizona's largest provider of vision care services with 64 locations statewide - has expanded its surgical team and treatment options with the addition of refractive and ophthalmic surgeon Daniel Peters, M.D.

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Nationwide has been a very warm and welcoming experience from day 1. They were very helpful answering all my questions and concerns. The day of my procedure they were very comforting which is just what I needed on that day. I am so happy I went through this procedure. Thank you NWV.

- Olivia B

I would recommend you guys to everyone I know in need of glasses! The whole staff is really kind and friendly.

- John T

Everything was great. Impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the doctors. Very professional office which made me feel comfortable with choosing Nationwide. And everybody gave me just the right amount of information.

- Dave T

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