Hobby and Crafts
See Easier During Craft and Hobby Time
Mark Yates, O.D., is a Medical Optometrist with the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, a practice that emphasizes laser cataract and laser eyelid surgery, as well as comprehensive and routine eye exams, an optical boutique, and a line of cosmetic services.
What is the real reason you schedule an eye exam?
You want the best vision possible, right? There is an even deeper, more significant reason.
Our vision leads the way to our ability to see, do and enjoy so many things.
That is why treating the individual attached to each pair of eyes I examine has always been a vital part of my job as a Medical Optometrist.
Really, it’s just being human and present with the new friend you are meeting and treating.
That means reaching out and finding out what is happening with an individual patient – what is a need that I can help fulfill with a suggestion or recommendation that would make life easier and more enjoyable?
Vision is an important part of many activities, and when we struggle to see, it can impact our quality of life.
One of the things I am often suggesting to patients as I learn more about who they are and what they love to do, is a product that we now offer on our Web store – a headband magnifier.
It is a convenient way to enlarge vision by simply wearing the visor, and enjoying your activity. When I learn patients have stopped enjoying their favorite hobbies or crafts because they just can’t see well enough, sometimes the answer is a simple and easy one, to wear the visor and see up close for even delicate projects.
It is not a replacement for treating eye conditions that can impact vision, nor is it an alternative to a necessary procedure such as cataract surgery. But it provides the kind of close-up detail unique to your needs specifically when crafting, that allow you to enjoy your day to day activities.
Patients may, for instance, like to see up and close for detailed work on a painting or putting together a model. You can see up close with no eye strain, and both hands free!
It is just one example as to how seeing your eye doctor, and helping them to get to know your daily needs and goals, can truly improve your life in far bigger ways.
We should always be looking for ideas that improve your vision, your health, your comfort and your quality of life. So please don’t be shy when you come to an exam.
And expect your doctor to show an interest in you as well as your vision care – you will see the best results in your lifestyle!
By the way, you can purchase the magnifier and many other products to improve your life, on our convenient Web store, located here. All purchases on the Web store are shipped directly to your home.
Need an routine or comprehensive eye exam? Contact us here!
Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center
19052 N. RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West AZ 85375
10701 W. Bell Road, Sun City AZ 85351
500 West Savage Street, Wickenburg AZ 85390