Most of us take for granted our gift of sight, let alone the dedicated medical professionals that are in charge of caring for our eyes. We try to show our appreciation to our optometrists every day, but on March 23rd the day is dedicated to them as World Optometry Day!
January is National Glaucoma Awareness month and awareness is vital as Glaucoma can cause vision loss without any symptoms. Scary, right?! Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form, rarely causes symptoms until it’s in an advanced stage. Hence why it’s known as the silent thief of sight.
Waking up to clearer vision is something most eye patients wish for—and now you can have it. With the help of modern treatments, such as LASIK, you are able to enjoy life without being dependent on contact lenses and the proper eyewear. That’s why LASIK is considered a great personal investment. Nationwide Vision gives patients the opportunity to make a clear change in their lives with a number of vision correction treatments, including LASIK.
Did you know vision benefits included in your health plan expire at the end of the year? If you were unaware of this, then you’re included in a large group of people who didn’t know “use it or lose it” applies to vision health insurance. If you do not use up all the money allotted to you before December 31, 2018, it will not roll over into 2019.
That’s why the end of the year is the perfect time to get an eye exam, which is highly recommended to catch and treat eye conditions before they become major issues.
All month long, here at Nationwide Vision, our dedicated eye doctors have been working hard to bring awareness to a condition that can seriously affect your vision: diabetes. While it’s well known that diabetes can increase your chance of heart attacks, kidney damage, and cancer, many aren’t aware that diabetes can also have severe consequences for your eyesight. And because November is diabetes month, our eye doctors have created a list of three of the most common eye problems brought on by diabetes complications:
During this festive time of the year many of us want to celebrate to the fullest as we dress to impress, whether it’s going to Halloween parties or send the kids out trick or treating.
While dressing up may sound like fun there are some unforeseen risks to our costume choices. Special effect contacts lenses being one of the hottest trends to complete a look can also be the most dangerous when purchasing them from the wrong place.
What you need to know about purchasing contact lenses:
October is Eye Injury Prevention Month and we want to help you keep your vision healthy throughout your life!
The number one thing you can do to prevent eye injuries is wear protective eyewear. But guess what, more than half of people aren’t doing this. This is super important when performing home repairs and maintenance, and even when playing sports.
Some people who wear contact lenses do not know that contact lenses and water are a bad combination—even when being worn. This includes wearing them while showering, swimming, or using a hot tub.
Back-to-school time is just around the corner, and the scramble to buy school clothes, new pencils, backpacks and notebooks will begin. At Nationwide Vision, we remind busy parents not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.
Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. Nationwide Vision joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in emphasizing the importance of healthy vision to academic success during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August.
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.