Doctor Bios

Dr. Paul M. Petelin Jr., MD (Ophthalmology)

Medical Director

Dr. Petelin is a board-certified Ophthalmologist with an extensive surgical background, performing over 15,000 refractive surgical procedures and 10,000 cataract surgeries. Petelin is dedicated to providing the best surgical outcomes for his patients. He has participated in FDA studies and been recognized numerous times by Best Doctors, America’s Top Ophthalmologists, and Leading Physicians of the World, as well as featured as a “Top Doctor” in Phoenix Magazine since 2005.  Petelin has been the Team Ophthalmologist for the Arizona Cardinals since 2009.

An Arizona native in his 16th year of practice, he received his degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and his residency at Emory University Ophthalmology, consistently a top 10 residency-training program in the U.S. He also completed a Cornea/Refractive surgery fellowship in Kansas City, MO. Petelin enjoys music, golf and spending time with friends, his wife and four children.

Petelin joined Nationwide Vision Centers in August 2016 as the ophthalmic surgeon for advanced refractive and cataract procedures.

Dr. Joe Myers, OD FAAO

Medical Optometrist

Dr. Myers is originally from Michigan. He attended Michigan State University and received his Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry. Dr. Myers completed internships at Grand Forks Air Force Base in Grand Forks, N.D., the Indian Health Service in Pawnee, Okla., and the Veterans Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. He also took great pride in participating in two VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) mission trips, giving eye exams in poverty-stricken areas. Beyond optometry school, he came to Arizona to complete a residency in ocular disease and primary care at the Indian Health Service in Sacaton, part of the Gila River Health Care system.

During this period, Dr. Myers received extensive training in retinal disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration and many other pediatric and geriatric ocular anomalies. The majority of his time was spent focusing on the treatment and management of a severely diabetic population. Since completing his residency, Dr. Myers has obtained his fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry in the ocular disease section. He has worked in private practice, hospital-based and corporate optometry settings.

He has been with Nationwide Vision as a full-time doctor since 2007, working in many of the primary-care offices, his primary office being the Phoenix medical center. The medical center manages and treats ocular issues from corneal and refractive problems to retina
complications and anything in between.

What our customers are saying:

Office staff is always great. Dr. explained clearly the procedure and set good expectations. Was quick, easy, and the next day I feel like nothing had ever been done to my eye. No pain.

- Claudia Q

Kurt V. is a great manager. He’s personable, knowledgeable and helpful. I had a defect in my new glasses and he replaced them no questions asked. What great service!

- Barbara B

Great service. Would recommend. The staff were all very professional and provided A+ service.

- Ross S

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