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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.

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.

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