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Advanced Vision & Achievement Center

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3404 W. Cheryl Drive, Ste #180
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Phone: 602-863-2223
Fax: 602-863-0156

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8am - 12pm1pm - 5pm
Tuesday9am - 12:30pm1:30pm - 6pm
Wednesday8am - 12pm1pm - 5pm
Thursday8am - 12pm1pm - 5pm
Friday8am - 2pm---
SaturdayBy Appt.
SundayClosed
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Many people are cheered by a bright, sunny day, but the effect of all that sunlight on the eyes is a less sunny proposition. UV and glare can create a variety of issues, from dangerous "snowblindness" to irreversible disorders that threaten your eyesight. Here are some frequently asked questions about the role of sunglasses in protecting the eyes from harm. If you want to know more about choosing the right sunglasses, call Dr. Amin at 602-863-2223 today.

What are UV rays? UV stands for ultraviolet, a band of spectrum invisible to the eye. Ultraviolet light consists of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. UVC rays are stopped in Earth's atmosphere before they reach the eye, but UVA and UVB can both reach the eye and potentially damage it.

How does UV affect unprotected eyes? UV rays can cause proteins inside the lens to become opaque or cloudy, a condition known as cataracts. Cataracts can make interfere with night vision, reduce your ability to see colors, and make reading difficult; they cannot be reversed, only removed. UV exposure can also cause retinal damage, changes in the eye tissues, and a temporary but irritating "sunburn" of the cornea called photokeratitis.

How do I know my glasses will protect my eyes? Choose glasses that claim to block at least 99 percent of UV rays -- UVA as well as UVB. Look for label reading "UV 400," since this designation means that the glasses block UV rays as small as 400 nanometers, providing 100 percent eye protection. Of course you need to protect your eyes from the glare caused by the visible spectrum as well. To accomplish this, select products that block 75 to 90 percent of visible light.

What are polarized lenses? Polarized lenses are specially designed to filter out certain types of glare that tend to radiate upward from horizontal surfaces when sunlight bounces off of these surfaces. They are recommended for tasks such as boating, fishing, skiing, golfing, jogging, and driving. Most polarized lenses will bear a label identifying them as such.

What types of glasses can I choose from? We are able to provide you with a wide range of sunglass options. If you normally wear glasses to correct your eyesight, you may be happy with a non-prescription pair of clip-ons or wraparound glasses that simply fit over your lenses. If you'd rather not wear that much equipment on your head all at once, you can order a pair of prescription "shades," or you can order glasses that darken when exposed to bright light.

What additional types of protection should I consider? If you worry about light, including harmful UV, leaking in through sides or top of your sunglasses, wear a broad-brimmed hat to reduce some of this exposure. If you use prescription eyewear to correct your eyesight, you may also want to think about getting a pair of UV-blocking contact lenses in your prescription. These lenses may be worn alongside a non-prescription pair of sunglasses for optimum eye protection.

For more information on choosing the right sunglasses, contact our office today.

What is Vision Therapy?

How well a person can see isn't just limited to whether or not they need glasses. It also involves a multitude of connections between the eyes and various parts of the brain. If those connections are weak or improperly wired then it can cause just as much (if not more) destruction to an individual's visual performance. This is where Vision Therapy comes into the equation.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8am - 12pm1pm - 5pm
Tuesday9am - 12:30pm1:30pm - 6pm
Wednesday8am - 12pm1pm - 5pm
Thursday8am - 12pm1pm - 5pm
Friday8am - 2pm---
SaturdayBy Appt.
SundayClosed

Meet The Optometrists Dr. Neha Amin received awards of achievement in the fields of both contact lenses and vision therapy. Dr. Amin currently works with the Banner Concussion Center to assist patients whose vision has dramatically been affected from a traumatic brain injury. Dr. Mary Hardy is a member of the Arizona and American Optometric Association. She volunteers for many local eye screenings including Special Olympics, the ACT Kids Fair, HopeFest (for underprivileged families in the Phoenix area) as well as StandDown which supports our Nation's Veterans. Read More

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Phoenix, AZ 85051
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