Though many trust our talented and experienced Arizona eye doctors with everything from glaucoma screenings to annual checkups to LASIK eye surgery, another area in which our optometrists truly excel is contact lens exams and selection.
One myth that our Arizona eye doctors are constantly dispelling is that general health and eye health are two totally separate entities. And while some agree that various changes to activity and diet can affect both eye health and general health, there are many who believe that the occasional lifestyle change is the only link between the two.
From afternoons in front of the screen to afternoons under the sun, life can take its toll on your eyes. But beyond regularly scheduling an annual Arizona eye exam, is there anything you can do to make sure that your peepers stay protected? Because Arizona eye care is our number one priority here at Nationwide Vision, we’ve created a list of 10 tips to help you maintain your healthy vision!
Whether they come for a pair of designer sunglasses or to make the switch to contacts for the very first time, Nationwide newcomers are always asking our experienced Arizona eye doctors: just what is so important about scheduling annual eye exams? And because our doctors always put eye care first, they couldn’t be more excited to tell you. Here are the top three reasons for scheduling an Arizona eye exam:
Every sun-kissed, popsicle-craving, sprinkler-on-the-lawn-loving child knows: September means saying goodbye to those colorful Arizona sunglasses and saying hello to a binder-sized pencil pouch chock-full of school supplies.
And though your little one may not be looking forward to trading in those grass-stained shorts for a fresh school year wardrobe, the back to school to do list doesn’t just end at backpacks, ballpoint pens, and blouses: your son or daughter should also have a back to school Arizona eye exam before they hit the books.
You’ve been hearing it since you were three years old. You’ve read it in magazines, you’ve heard it during your annual Arizona eye exam, and you’ve seen it on pamphlets at the doctor’s office: carrots are good for your eyes.
For some, making the decision to undergo Arizona cataract surgery is an easy one. Maybe they’ve been living with foggy vision for months. Maybe they’ve been experiencing difficulty reading. Maybe they’ve even had to refrain from doing daily activities because of seriously impaired vision.
In celebration of Healthy Vision Month, we’re blogging throughout the month of May (and beyond!) to keep you informed of the latest Arizona eye care advice. As we’re sure your doctor mentioned, an Arizona eye exam is more important than ever throughout the summer season, when extreme heat and hazardous UV rays are most likely to threaten the health of your eyes.
Attention Arizona, eye care is more important in May than other months of the year. Why? Not only because the summer is upon us - don’t forget to keep your sunglasses handy! – but because May is Healthy Vision Month, a national eye health observance established by the National Eye Institute in 2003.