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.
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 PracticeJune 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!