April 24, 2009

Vision Care and the Economy

As the recession slowly sputters on, most everyone is looking for ways tocut costs. We tend to put off major purchases to a later time. It seemspractically everyone is doing it.

At Nationwide Vision, we understand that. However, if you are procrastinating on your family's vision care, you need to know it's not such a good idea.

Here's why: early diagnosis is the key to treatment for many serious vision complications. Plus, vision prescriptions can change dramatically from one eye exam to the next.

When you think about it, it's never a good idea to "put off" proper vision care for your family. If you can't remember when you had your last eye exam, it's been too long. Call for an appointment today!

April 22, 2009

Dry Eye: What Is It? What Are the Symptoms?

Stinging, burning, or scratchy eyes can indicate a medical condition commonly known as "dry eye".

A normal functioning eye constantly bathes itself in tears. This keeps the eye moist and comfortable. When this doesn't happen, dry eye occurs.

While men also suffer from this condition, women are the more likely to contract dry eye, especially after menopause.

Here are the most common symptoms of dry eye:
  • "stinging" or "burning" feeling in eyes
  • "scratchiness"
  • mucous in or around eyes
  • eye irritation from wind or smoke
  • excessive tearing
  • discomfort in eyes

If you suffer from one or more of these symptoms, see your eye care provider as soon as possible. He or she can suggest a plan of treatment to combat dry eye.

April 20, 2009


Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. The most common vision complication from diabetes is diabetic retinopathy. This condition causes blood vessels to become blocked and/or to leak into the eye.

It's as serious as it sounds.

According to The National Institute of Health, diabetic retinopathy accounts for between 12,000 and 24,000 cases of new blindness each year. Fortunately, early diagnosis is the answer. Other vision complications from diabetes include: macular edema, glaucoma, and cataracts.

Be sure you receive a dilated eye exam from your eye care provider . . . annually. At Nationwide Vision, we believe everyone deserves a lifetime of great vision!

April 11, 2009

Randy Jackson Eyewear Collection Now Available

Known in Hollywood as both a star and style maker, American Idol judge Randy Jackson has used his fashion forward sense to create a new collection ofdesigner eyewear for men. The Randy Jackson Eyewear Collection features the "winning" combination of being both stylish and masculine. The frames definitely express a cool, hip vibe. Jackson himself wears a different style each week on "Idol".

The collection is available now in Arizona at Nationwide Vision. Come on in and take a look at one of our optiques!

April 6, 2009

The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

Beautiful sunsets...the smile on a child's face...just think of all the wonderful sights you see every day.

At Nationwide Vision, it's our job to help ensure you a lifetime of great vision. It's an awesome responsibility and one the doctors of Nationwide Vision take very seriously. That's why the doctors of Nationwide Vision recommend a yearly eye exam.

Here's why: with many serious conditions of the eye, early diagnosis is the key. Your Nationwide Vision doctor will screen for glaucoma, cataracts, and othervision threatening conditions. Your vision is so important. Don't take it for granted for even one more day! Protect your vision with regular eye exams!

Vision Health Information, Eye Wear Fashions, and more!

Your Source for Vital Vision Health Information, Eye Wear Fashions, and Nationwide Vision News!

Welcome to the very first posting of Nationwide Vision's new blog. This is intended to be a forum on eye care and vision related news and content. There's an old adage, "knowledge is power". That's never been more true than today. Our new blog is intended keep you up-to-date on vital vision health information, and in the meantime, we'll be having some fun with the latest eye wear fashions. This forum is about you - and for you. We welcome comments, questions, and discussion topics!

April 3, 2009

About the Company

Nationwide Vision was created in 1985 by Dr. Mark Hechtman and Dr. NealWeinstein. Their vision was simple: provide the highest quality eye care at affordable prices.

From the first location in Tempe, Arizona, NationwideVision has grown to include over 60 locations throughout Arizona. In addition, Nationwide Vision operates the Nationwide Vision Laser and EyeCenter for lasik procedures and the Nationwide Vision Medical Eye Center for the diagnosis and treatment of vision complications.

In the almost 25 years since Nationwide Vision was started they have continued to grow by serving the vision care needs of Arizona families with quality eye exams, a superior selection of designer eye wear and affordable prices.