Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a laser eye surgery to correct the following common vision problems:
Cataracts—a clouding of the lens of your eye—are the most common source of vision problems that people suffer from. Most things in life require good vision—driving, running errands, operating machinery, working, etc.—so impaired vision can be extremely limiting to your quality of life. The first step to treating cataracts is by prescribing a stronger glass prescription, but overtime cataracts will still progress, making it harder to see. The permanent solution available to patients is cataracts surgery.
Eye exams aren’t just for people who have vision problems. An annual eye exam is important for everyone—no matter age or physical health—to maintain healthy eyes, prevent vision problems, and diagnose diseases early. At Nationwide Vision, our doctors recommend a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years. The frequency of appointments will be determined by your age, physical health, and cases of hereditary eye conditions.
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.
Laser eye surgery is one of the most effective surgical treatments for vision correction, and here at Nationwide Vision we are experts in providing the utmost care when it comes to each and every procedure we perform. Lately, there’s been a lot of discussion about the differences when it comes to photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) versus LASIK.
Who doesn’t have a High Definition TV, right? Well, what if you could “see” in high def?
Here at Nationwide Vision, we’re seeing more and more people choosing to have almost superhuman vision with a very simple, almost painless procedure called ICL. ICL, or Implantable Contact Lenses, as it is more commonly known, is the best choice to be able to see sharper, clearer and with greater depth and dimension than ever before. Now, we know what you’re thinking. “Implant a contact lens in my eye?!”
Parents around the world admonish their children for spending too much time playing video games.
One of the most revered reasons is the possibility of eye damage. We understand that gaming is known to modify reaction time and even alter visual attentiveness, but consider the possibility that gaming can actually improve eye function.
Because November was Diabetes Awareness Month, our Nationwide Vision Arizona eye doctors have been working hard to open up the dialogue about the link between diabetes and healthy vision.
Here at Nationwide Vision, our Arizona eye doctors spent much of November educating our patients about the link between diabetes and ongoing healthy vision.
But while most of their advice and explanation have been directly primarily toward our adult patients, today, we’ll discuss how diabetes affects children and adults in different ways.