In This Issue: June 2022
- Goodbye, Cloudy Vision. Hello, Summer!
- Meet Our New Optometrist: Ryan Peterson, OD
- Eye Care Tip of the Month: Stop Smoking
If you’re over age 60, it’s very possible that your eyesight might not be quite as clear as it used to be. Maybe the change has been so gradual that you don’t even realize that your vision has become a bit more cloudy/blurry, that colors seem a little dull or the world around you looks a little yellowish or brownish. If you take a moment to really assess your vision, and you realize you are experiencing those symptoms, you might have cataracts.
June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are very common. They develop on your eye lenses as a build-up of proteins in your eyes. In most cases, this is an age-related vision problem that starts slowly and gradually gets worse over time. Left untreated, cataracts can lead to blindness.
The good news is that cataract surgery can restore clear vision! Our doctors can assess your vision and let you know if the time is right for surgery. During the procedure we gently remove your cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial one. If you schedule a Cataract Evaluation with us, we can explain which replacement lens types would help you achieve your best vision after surgery. Some patients don’t even need reading glasses after surgery!
Contact us today to schedule a Cataract Evaluation so you can enjoy summer to the fullest! Call (702) 707-4909 or click the link below.
Meet Our New Optometrist: Ryan Peterson, OD
We are excited to welcome Ryan Peterson, OD, to our optometry team! Dr. Peterson attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton. In his free time, Dr. Peterson is often a competitor of endurance sports, is a self-proclaimed foodie, and a lover of film. He is fluent in Portuguese.
Our team is continually growing to serve you better!
Eye Care Tip of the Month: Stop Smoking
Smoking isn’t just bad for your overall health, it’s also bad for your eyesight. Smoking increases your risk of developing cataracts, laucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye syndrome and more. Thousands of toxins and chemicals in cigarettes are poisonous to eye tissues.