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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.

May is Healthy Vision Month

May 30, 2012

With just a few days left of Healthy Vision Month (sponsored by the National Eye Institute), now is a great time to remind you about the importance of protecting and preserving one of your most important senses: your sight. So why dedicate a whole month to talking about eye health? Our country is currently crawling with millions of Americans who have undetected, untreated eye-related illnesses. Simply put, eye disease is tricky because the symptoms don’t become apparently until they have progressed far beyond the early stages.

Preventing and Treating Eyelid Inflammation

May 22, 2012

Many of us deal with dry, itchy eyes. We get them from every day environmental elements, allergies, medications, and simply a natural part of the aging process. One of the more frustrating reasons for this unfortunate ailment involves the inflammation of the eyelids – a chronic condition called blepharitis.

Preventing Computer Eyestrain

May 15, 2012

In the last decade, technology has continued to become more and more integrated into our daily work and personal life. In fact, many individuals in office jobs spend close to a full 40 hours a week with their noses glued to their desktops. For the most part, technology is a great asset – we can perform tasks much faster and more efficiently. The downside? Our eyes feel the brunt of the many hours we spend in front of a computer, causing issues primarily related to eyestrain.

The Eyewear Spotlight: Geek is the New Sleek

May 10, 2012

Mother’s Day is just a few days away! If you’re like me, finding a gift your mom will actually enjoy and use can be a little tricky. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken the easy way out and given Mom a mug or some new place mats. Boring! This year, consider giving your mom a flare of fashion with a pair of frames she may not think to buy on her own.

Eating for Better Eye Health

April 30, 2012

The saying really is true, “You are what you eat!” Making healthy food choices isn’t just about keeping our waistlines in control.  When we don’t give our bodies all the necessary nutrients, our health begins showing signs of deterioration at a much faster rate. This applies to the health of your eyes as well. Try incorporating some of these foods into your daily routine to help your vision stay crisp and your eyes remain healthy for life.

Getting Comfortable with LASIK Surgery

April 11, 2012

According to a study by the Vision Council of America, 75% of adults in the US wear glasses or contacts. Aside from the few people who use these items solely as a fashion statement, we use lenses as a solution to a problem. Specifically, glasses and contacts help us achieve perfect vision. All that said, I bet few of us actually relishes having to use them. So why don’t more of us consider LASIK surgery? Because the thought of getting surgery on one of our most valuable senses makes us extremely uncomfortable.

Better One or Better Two? Your Routine Eye Exam

March 10, 2012

Just about all of us can relate to the sometimes exhausting feeling of our daily routine. With our busy schedules, the thought of adding another appointment to the list probably doesn’t sound very appealing. That said, even if you don’t have vision problems, an annual eye exam is something that shouldn’t fall by the wayside. During the one-hour appointment, your eye doctor will perform a variety of important tests to ensure your eyes are healthy and working properly. Sounds hard to beat!

How Bulking Up May Damage Your Eyesight

February 07, 2012

Most forms of all-around fitness involve some kind of weightlifting. Whether you have an interest in lifting to bulk up or simply to tone your body, experts say that it’s a valuable part of exercising. Regardless of where your interests lie, we all lift weights for the same reason: to improve our body shape and overall health. It might surprise you to learn that lifting weights can also affect your body in a negative way. Studies have shown that individuals who lift weights are at a higher risk of glaucoma, an eye disease which can lead to permanent blindness.

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